Information literacy in the context of the first year


This chapter continues the dialog about the need for and increasing value of information literacy among first-year undergraduate students. It also facilitates serious consideration of the academic library’s important educational purpose and its place as a true center for learning. Ultimately, Chapter 2 is meant to encourage a sustained conversation and greater collaborative work between teaching faculty and the academic librarians with whom they work.

Key words

novice researchers

first-year students

new undergraduates


dependent learners

information literacy

information competency


critical thinking

library research

technology use

research process

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