1.
Faculty Perceptions of Student Information Literacy Skills
Likely to have
no skills
Likely to have
little but
inadequate skills
Likely to have
adequate skills
Likely to have
better than
adequate skills
Likely to have
very high skills
Determine the nature
and extent of needed
information
Access information
effectively and efficiently
Access information using
the Internet
Access information using
Beck Library’s
databases, catalog, and
other resources
Critically evaluate
sources and information
content
Distinguish between
authoritative, biased,
and marginal sources
Incorporate selected
information into the
learner’s knowledge
base and value system
Synthesize information
from different sources
Use information
effectively to accomplish
a specific
assignment/project/task
Cite information sources
accurately; create a
bibliography of works
cited
1. Based on your classroom interactions with students, please rate BC3 students’ information literacy skills
using the following rating scale:
Understand the
economic, legal, and
social issues
surrounding the use of
information and
information technology
Observe laws,
regulations, and
institutional policies
related to the access and
use of information
Likely to have
no skills
Likely to have
little but
inadequate skills
Likely to have
adequate skills
Likely to have
better than
adequate skills
Likely to have
very high skills
Yes, please list courses
and types of assignments:
No, please give reasons
why not:
2. I require students to demonstrate information literacy skills in at least one of the courses that I teach in
an academic year. Please see question #1 for examples of information literacy skills.
3. Which of the following information literacy skills are students expected to demonstrate in your
assignments/projects? Check all that apply.
Determine the nature and extent of information needed
Access information using Beck Library’s catalog, databases and other resources
Access information using the Internet
Access information using other methods like experiments or interviews
Critically evaluate sources and information content
Distinguish between authoritative, biased, and marginal sources
Incorporate selected information into the learner’s knowledge base and value system
Synthesize information from different sources
Use information effectively to accomplish a specific assignment/project/task
Cite information sources accurately; create a bibliography of works cited
Observe laws, regulations, and institutional policies related to the access and use of information
Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and information technology
Other (please specify)
4. What kinds of sources do your students use to complete assignments/projects? Check all that apply.
Internet sources
Electronic articles (from databases like EBSCOhost or America’s Newspapers)
Electronic books (from databases like Netlibrary or Credo Reference)
Print books
Print journal or magazine articles
Yes, please list:
No, please explain why
not:
5. My assignments/projects require students to use specific types and numbers of information sources.
6. When giving a research/project assignment, I discuss with students how to critically evaluate information
sources.
Always
Sometimes
Never
7. When giving an assignment/project, I require students to cite sources and include a bibliography of
works cited.
Always
Sometimes
Never
8. I teach the following information literacy skills. Check all that apply.
How to access information effectively and efficiently
How to critically evaluate sources and information content
How to synthesize and effectively use information to accomplish a specific task/assignment/project
None of the above
Other (please specify)
9. Where do you expect students will learn information literacy skills? Check all that apply.
My courses
Other courses within my discipline
Other courses outside my disclipline
Library staff/library presentations
10. Faculty status
Full-time faculty
Part-time faculty
11. Name (optional)
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