Friday, June 06, 2014
Top twenty articles chosen
I'll highlight in particular a"Top 20" article written by a British team, including my long-time information literacy collaborator, Bill Johnston. It is open access.
Anderson, A., Johnston, B., & McDonald, A. (2013). Information literacy in adult returners to higher education: Student experiences in a university pre-entry course in a UK university. Library and Information Research, 37(114), 55–73. http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/article/view/546
At the end of the abstract the LIRT committee noted "Of note are the authors’ backgrounds: none is a librarian. The research team is comprised of a curriculum developer, a lecturer in psychology, and a practitioner who runs the pre-entry course. Their study, which echoes previous calls for librarian participation in curriculum design, might help convey this call to a broader audience."
The full list of 20 articles, with abstracts, can be found at http://www.ala.org/lirt/sites/ala.org.lirt/files/content/archive/2014jun.pdf.
Photo by Sheila Webber: Sheffield Botanic gardens, June 2014 (with photoshop effect).