A study of student consultants' comfort levels with research-related tasks

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Student consulting is a form of problem-based learning through which students work on strategic issues for organizations. To explore how students perceive their research-related tasks, 15 student consultants were asked to evaluate their comfort levels with seven tasks-adapted from the Association of College and Research Libraries' Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education-in three contexts: class assignments, consulting projects, and future workplaces. The comfort levels revealed by the students have implications for a variety of instructional settings and offer many directions for future studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-106
Number of pages22
JournalBehavioral and Social Sciences Librarian
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2011


  • Client-based projects
  • Information literacy
  • Instruction
  • Lifelong learning
  • Problembased learning
  • Research skills
  • Student consulting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Library and Information Sciences


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