Information literacy and embedded librarianship in an online graduate programme

Swapna Kumar, Mary E Edwards
2013, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 3-17

Abstract


This paper reports on an embedded librarian project aimed at providing incoming online graduate students with essential information literacy skills to succeed in an online programme. It describes the design and implementation of the project, the results of pre- and post-instruction surveys of students’ information literacy skills and students’ perceived ability, confidence, and anxiety when accessing information using library resources. The assessment of the embedded librarian project is discussed in the context of the methods used and the needs of online students.


Keywords


Embedded librarian; information literacy; online student support; assessment

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