Project Overview

IMLS Grant-Funded Research

Florida State University and the University at Buffalo, State University of New York are conducting a one-year study focused on understanding information literacy instructional practices in community college libraries, as well as the perceptions of the librarians and students about student information needs. Both the state of Florida and the State of New York have robust community college systems that serve diverse populations in terms of age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic and military status, as well as urban and rural populations.

Findings from this proposed research will address gaps in the research by revealing the key information literacy (IL) needs of community college students from the point of view of both students and librarians. The study will provide a snapshot of current instructional practices, the extent to which the new ACRL Framework is being implemented, and the challenges community librarians face in serving their academic communities. It will also add to the literature on student perceptions of IL, the relationship between student goals and instructional experiences, and their view of IL.


Grant No. LG-19-14-0001-19