Information Literacy Research & Documents

The following websites and documents will be of use in supporting information competency efforts at Napa Valley College.

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.  This document, published by the Association of College and Research Libraries of the American Library Association , outlines what college students should be able to do to to be information literate.  Five standards are provided and their performance indicators.

Trina J. Magi and Patricia E. Mardeusz. "Why Some Students Continue to Value Individual, Face-to-Face Research Consultations in a Technology-Rich World."  College & Research Libraries, November, 2013 vol 74:605-618.  An interesting study from the University of Vermont Librarians stressing the importance of the reference interview.

Ruth V. Small, et al.  "Motivational Aspects of Information Literacy Skills Instruction in Community College Libraries"  College & Research Libraries, March 2004, vol 65, no. 2, 96-121. 
This study contains some helpful information on the role of motivation in teaching information literacy.