Survey of Academic Library Use of Information Literacy Tutorials Developed by Others

Sep 2017| PRG194A| Primary Research Group

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This report presents data from 55 colleges and universities, predominantly in North America, about their use of open access information literacy tutorials, vendor-supplied tutorials, and other information literacy tutorials developed by organizations other than the end users themselves. In addition, the study looks at how libraries find tutorials on YouTube, Vimeo, LibGuides, SlideShare and other sources, and how the tutorials of other libraries influence the development of a library’s own tutorials. Survey participants also provide the names of universities and other organizations whose info literacy tutorials they use or find influential or helpful in their own efforts, often pinpointing particular urls. Survey participants point to their favorite sources on plagiarism, Boolean logic and searching, data curation, citation software, evaluating information sources, Microsoft Office, Google Scholar, digital repositories and other pertinent areas of interest. Data is broken out separately by college type, size, tuition, and other variables.
The report also gives precise data on the percentage of tutorials offered that are developed by the library itself, come from other libraries, from vendors, or other sources

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