The pages on this guide address specific IL concepts related to student research. On each of these pages you will find assignment ideas as well as some sample assignments contributed by MRU librarians and other faculty.
Studies indicate that most first-year students characterize their own research competencies as inadequatefor university-level work, and recognize that their research skills need improving (Head & Eisenberg, 2013, p. 3)
A recent MRU faculty survey on students' use of research materials indicated that faculty have high expectations that students will have prior exposure to and experience with information concepts, even at the first year level.
MRU Librarians recently completed a research project to track what IL skills we're teaching in the classroom. Find out what we learned from the data we gathered.