International Students’ Expectations of Information Literacy Instruction

Nicole Johnston, Meggan Houlihan, Jodi Neindorf

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This paper presents the findings of a case study that investigated international university students’ expectations and experiences of information literacy across two countries. The results from this case study provide insights that can be utilized by librarians working with international students, to plan and develop their information literacy instruction classes and programs. Armed with an awareness of what international students’ expectations and experiences with information literacy programs are, librarians can develop more meaningful instruction that better meets the information needs of international students. Moving beyond the pilot survey, the researchers aim to improve the survey instrument and collaborate with librarians in several countries to collect data from institutions and universities around the world. Exploring and comparing results from a truly global population will only enhance library services to international students and help librarians better understand the specific information needs of international students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformation Literacy in the Workplace - 5th European Conference, ECIL 2017, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsLoriene Roy, Sonja Spiranec, Joumana Boustany, Serap Kurbanoglu, Esther Grassian, Diane Mizrachi
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319743332
StatePublished - 2018
Event5th European Conference on Information Literacy in the Workplace, ECIL 2017 - Saint Malo, France
Duration: Sep 18 2017Sep 21 2017

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Other5th European Conference on Information Literacy in the Workplace, ECIL 2017
CitySaint Malo


  • Case study
  • Information literacy
  • International students
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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