University Benchmarks for Information Literacy Efforts in the Use of Grants and Funding Databases

Mar 2016| PRG123A| Primary Research Group

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The study gives data from 28 mostly research oriented higher education institutions about their information literacy efforts in the use of grants and funding databases such as PIVOT,, SPIN and the Foundation Directory Online, among many others. The report looks at which departments - libraries, offices of research, academic faculties - pay for grants and funding databases and the extent of cooperation among these entities. Among other issues: staff time expended on grants and funding databases, self-evaluation of information literacy efforts, provision of videos and other forms of instruction in the use of such databases, and the use of alert services, among other issues.

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