Title page for ETD etd-05142001-104550

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Seamans, Nancy H.
Author's Email Address nseamans@vt.edu
URN etd-05142001-104550
Title Information Literacy: A Study of Freshman Students' Perceptions, with Recommendations
Degree PhD
Department Instructional Technology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Moore, David Michael Committee Chair
Burton, John K. Committee Member
Fitzgerald, Mary Ann Committee Member
Lockee, Barbara B. Committee Member
Nespor, Jan K. Committee Member
  • Information technology - United States
  • Academic libraries - Aims and objectives
  • Libraries and education
  • Information services - United States - User educa
  • Library orientation for college students
  • Information retrieval - Study and teaching (Highe
  • Internet in education
Date of Defense 2001-04-30
Availability unrestricted
The research problem for this study is focused on the need to know how students acquire and use information. Research indicates a lack of understanding of what students know about information and how they use information and this study used the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (Appendix A) as the basis for acquiring a better understanding of what kind of information freshman students at Virginia Tech need and how they acquire it during their first semester at college. Students were asked questions about their information use during fall semester 2000, using both email questioning and in face-to-face interviews. The data collected was used to develop insights into how students acquire and use information and resulted in suggestions that could be used in revising and improving instruction for freshman students that is provided by the University Libraries at Virginia Tech.
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