An Information Literacy Program Built for Relevance and Purpose
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the design and implementation of an information literacy program for the Faculties of Science and Engineering at McGill University.
Design/methodology/approach – Borrowing from the literature and Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, a theoretical approach to audience characterization is used to generate learning outcomes aligned with American Library Association Information Literacy Standards for Science and Technology.
Findings – Results suggest that a learner-centered program, addressing potential gaps between perceived and actual skills and needs, is well-received by the student population.
Originality/value – This study, primarily focused on the description of a program, provides timely and useful information to academic librarians.
Simard, Stephanie. (2009). An Information Literacy Program Built for Relevance and Purpose. Reference Services Review, 37 (4), 386-394.