Breathing Life into Information Literacy Skills: Results of a Faculty-Librarian Collaboration
undergraduate research strategies
Curriculum and Instruction
Library and Information Science
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Teacher Education and Professional Development
Full recordShow full item record
AbstractWhen an education professor and a reference librarian sought to improve the quality of undergraduate student research, their partnership led to a new focus on assessing the research process in addition to the product. In this study, we reflect on our collaborative experience introducing information literacy as the foundation for undergraduate teacher education research. We examine the outcomes of this collaboration, focusing on the assessment of the process. Using a mixed methods approach, we found that direct instruction supporting effective research strategies positively impacted student projects. Our data also suggest that undergraduate students benefit from not only sound research strategies, but also organization strategies.