Thursday, July 31, 2014

Project Information Literacy: Graduates' information behaviour

Project Information Literacy just published a summary of its research into US graduates' information behaviour. 63 graduates from 10 US universities were interviewed about what kinds of information need they had now they had left university and how they met their needs. This is "Phase One of a two-year, large-scale study of college graduates and lifelong learning": the second phase will consist of a questionnaire sent to 75,000 recent graduates.
The results identify the graduates as using a wide variety of sources and strategies, particularly using people sources (including using networks that they can tap into) and various online sources such as blogs.
The report is at
Photo by Sheila Webber: bee on oregano, July 2014

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