Outcomes of information literacy instruction for undergraduate business students

Heidi Julien, Brian Detlor, Alexander Serenko, Rebekah Willson, Megan Lavallee

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This paper reports on a national study of information literacy instruction at Canadian business schools. The research question examined was: what is the interplay between factors of the learning environment and information literacy program components on business student learning outcomes? The question was examined in a four-phase study; data focusing on student learning outcomes drawn from the first phase is reported here. Library administrators, librarians, teaching faculty, and business students were interviewed about students' information literacy instructional experiences, and the outcomes arising from those experiences, observed by these four groups. Data indicate a wide range of positive outcomes, including specific skill development and increased confidence; however, expected transferability of those outcomes beyond the walls of the educational institution remains doubtful.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the American society for information science and technology
Subtitle of host publicationthriving on diversity: information opportunities in a pluralistic world, the 72nd annual meeting of the association for information science and technology
EditorsA. Groves
Number of pages18
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Nov 2010
EventAnnual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 6 Nov 200911 Nov 2009
Conference number: 72


ConferenceAnnual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology


  • information literacy instruction
  • Canada
  • business schools
  • learning environment
  • study

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