Presentation Type

Presentation

Description

According to this study of students at Warner Pacific College, mobile device penetration is at nearly 90%. The study shows non-traditional students ask classmates or consult the Internet for help more than the library, and yet when asked if library resources help their studies, students responded yes. Is the library helping students without their knowledge? Are students aware that they are using library resources when using databases? This session will be presenting early findings of the study and explore ways in which the library can utilize mobile technologies to increase student engagement in information literacy and decrease library avoidance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to identify and recognize challenges relating to engaging non-traditional adult degree college students in information literacy.
  • Participants will be able to conduct their own mobile device information study to identify gaps in library use for various populations of students.
  • Participants will be able to utilize students’ frequent mobile device use to market and design more accessible library instruction within learning management systems.

Conference Track

User Experience/Understanding Users

Comments/Notes

Room: ML 170

Start Date

30-3-2018 1:15 PM

End Date

30-3-2018 2:00 PM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24332

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Mar 30th, 1:15 PM Mar 30th, 2:00 PM

The Invisible Library: Engaging Information Literacy for Students Who Avoid the Library at All Costs

According to this study of students at Warner Pacific College, mobile device penetration is at nearly 90%. The study shows non-traditional students ask classmates or consult the Internet for help more than the library, and yet when asked if library resources help their studies, students responded yes. Is the library helping students without their knowledge? Are students aware that they are using library resources when using databases? This session will be presenting early findings of the study and explore ways in which the library can utilize mobile technologies to increase student engagement in information literacy and decrease library avoidance.