Survey of information literacy instructional practices in academic libraries

Noa Aharony, Heidi Julien, Noa Nadel-Kritz

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This paper reports a study of information literacy instructional practices in Israeli academic libraries, conducted to understand the methods and approaches used by academic librarians in their instructional work, and to explore whether their practices have been influenced by the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The study used an online survey to gather data, an instrument based on one used successfully in similar surveys in Canada and the United States. The survey was completed by Israeli academic librarians with instructional responsibilities. Findings show that respondents believe that information literacy instruction is a shared responsibility, and that one-on-one instruction is the most-used approach. Results reveal multiple challenges faced by respondents, as well as opportunities for improvement in their instruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)964-971
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Librarianship and Information Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2020

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  • Academic libraries
  • Israel
  • information literacy instruction
  • surveys


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