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Request for personal perspectives: What do first year college students know (or not know) about research?


I am collecting stories for an upcoming ACRL-OR blog post about first-year college students and their knowledge of library research. Inspired by a recent article in Library Journal (http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/05/academic-libraries/the-first-year-college-readiness/), I would like to highlight any trends or gaps in knowledge that academic librarians notice about Oregon’s first-year college student’s ability to conduct research for an assignment or use the library. Are the issues highlighted in the LJ article consistent with what you are seeing or are their other trends you notice?

Please email me your comments, observations, and opinions by June 20. (See contact info below.) The blog post will appear in July on the ACRL-OR blog, https://acrloregon.org/.

Photo of college students

“College Students” by CollegeDegrees360 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Thanks for your assistance!


Arlene Weible
Electronic Services Consultant
Oregon Federal Regional Depository Coordinator
Library Support and Development Services
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St NE
Salem OR, 97301

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