advanced writing, HBLL, information literacy, research skills


The Advanced Writing library instruction program at Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library (HBLL) is intended to teach junior-level students advanced information literacy and research skills. The university general education curriculum requires students to participate in the program as part of their Advanced Writing course. When anecdotal feedback from librarians and students identified problems with the program, the authors conducted a qualitative evaluation of the program in order to identify problems and possible solutions. The evaluation included a student survey and focus groups with students, librarians, and English faculty. This paper describes the HBLL Advanced Writing instruction program, identifies the problems with the current model, and conveys recommendations from stakeholders for improvement. It also presents observations about the viability of such programs at other institutions.

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Hopkins, Elizabeth Spackman and Suzanne Julian. 28. "An evaluation of an upper-division, general education information literacy program." Communications in Information Literacy, 2(2): 67-83.

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Peer-Reviewed Article

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