information literacy, library instruction, assessment, focus groups


The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University (BYU) recently implemented a number of information literacy strategies to help students in Biology 100, a large general education class, find resources for their term assignment. The library's services for Biology 100 students were evaluated using focus groups composed of both teaching assistants and students. This paper will describe the class and the assignment, discuss the impact the class had on library staff, detail the efforts of the staff to meet the needs of Biology 100 students, and present results of focus groups used to evaluate the library's outreach and teaching efforts.

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Betsy Hopkins. "Utilizing Focus Groups to Evaluate an Information Literacy Program in a General Biology Course," Science & Technology Libaries, Volume 27, Issue 3, 2007.

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Peer-Reviewed Article

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