Student experiences with media resources: Results of an academic media center student patron survey

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Abstract

This article presents the results of a survey designed to assess students' experiences with media resources as a means to better understanding academic media center student patron needs and as a first step towards assessing student levels of media literacy, an important but often overlooked component of information literacy. Results indicate a wide range of expertise with critical evaluation of media resources and suggest the need for better communication between instructors and students regarding familiarity with and appropriateness of media resource usage. Implications for library instruction are also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-356
Number of pages11
JournalResearch Strategies
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

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Keywords

  • Academic media centers
  • Media literacy
  • User studies

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  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Student experiences with media resources : Results of an academic media center student patron survey. / Laskowski, Mary S.

In: Research Strategies, Vol. 20, No. 4, 01.12.2005, p. 346-356.

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