Ithaka S+R’s Christine Wolff will join Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Kate Lawrence, EBSCO, for an NFAIS webinar on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Registration for “Information Literacy: Understanding and Supporting Research Habits with Tools for Success” is now open on the NFAIS website.

From the NFAIS website:

Last year, the Ithaka S+R  US Faculty Survey 2015 reported “an increase in the share of faculty members who believe that their undergraduate students have poor research skills and a substantial increase in the perceived importance of the role of the library in helping undergraduate students develop research, critical analysis, and information literacy skills.” Indeed, even the more seasoned academic researcher using online library services reflects the entry-level research habits and expectations of the undergraduate end user, as evidenced in the spread of Web-scale discovery services and the trend toward replicating a “Google-like” experience in subscription databases.

With the ever-changing face of information access and retrieval, the development of research skills continues to become increasingly important.

In this 90-minute webinar, our expert panel of speakers share the latest trends and insights on information literacy within academia, including the necessary research tools for addressing today’s student challenges; the roles the library and classroom can play in supporting young researchers; and EBSCO’s latest user study that reveals heightened diversity in strategies for conducting research.  Join Christine Wolff, Lisa Hinchliffe, and Kate Lawrence on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 and learn:

  • How faculty members’ perceptions deviate from how library deans and directors view the role of the library, and the implications for these gaps.
  • Why students are routinely rejecting pre-conceived notions about how research is supposed to be done, in favor of efficient products and processes that fit seamlessly into their lives.
  • How student research habits have changed, and the necessary tools for researcher success.
  • How we can work together more effectively to provide an undergraduate research experience that, while welcoming and supporting the inexperienced researcher, also encourages and facilitates the development of more savvy and sophisticated research habits in a space where they seem to be forging their own set of research paths.
  • The role publishers and discovery services can play to bridge the gaps that may still be necessary between academia and the larger scholarly communications industry

Register today for this event and learn more about information literacy in academia, and its impact on researchers as students and as a bridge towards professional research efforts.