Exploring the Development of Undergraduate Students’ Information Literacy through Their Experiences with Research Assignments

Folk / College & Research Libraries / November 2021

Students in a Large Library

Although information literacy has been fundamental to the work of teaching librarians for decades, the ways in which students develop their information literacy is not well understood. In addition, the sociocultural nature of information literacy is often neglected when attempting to assess students’ information literacy development. The purpose of this study is to discover factors that could potentially enable or constrain the development of undergraduate students’ information literacy through qualitative research that explores first-generation college students’ experiences with research assignments throughout college.