Wednesday, September 29, 3:30 to 4:30
Coffee and treats provided
Topic: The University of Minnesota Libraries have participated in two rounds of research being conducted by Project Information Literacy. Learn more about our involvement and discuss the findings based on their two most recent research reports.
"Project Information Literacy (PIL) is ongoing research project, based in the University of Washington's Information School. Our goal is to understand how early adults conceptualize and operationalize research activities for course work and "everyday life" use and especially how they resolve issues of credibility, authority, relevance, and currency in the digital age."
1.) "Finding Context: What Today's College Student Say about Conducting Research in the Digital Age",
Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg, Project Information Literacy
Progress Report, University of Washington's Information School, February
4, 2009 (http://projectinfolit.org/pdfs/PIL_ProgressReport_2_2009.pdf)
"Assigning Inquiry: How Handouts for Research Assignments Guide Today's College Students," Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg, Project Information Literacy Progress Report, University of Washington's Information School, July 13, 2010 (http://projectinfolit.org/pdfs/PIL_Handout_Study_finalvJuly_2010.pdf)
3.) OR watch some of their short videos with findings on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ProjInfoLit