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Librarians and the HighSchool to College Transition
K e n B u r h a n n a . 14 May 2009 . HACC Information Literacy Symposium
(Macro to Micro View).
Information Literacy is critical to success in the 21st century.
It’s a basic human right.
The art of finding and using information effectively and ethically.
Girl uses information literacy to save 100 lives!
A 2006 study done by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) found that high school and college students were deficient in the skills needed to retrieve, analyze and communicate information online.
Andrea L. Foster (2006). Students fall short on ‘information literacy,’ Educational Testing Service’s study finds. Chronicle of Higher Education, 53(10), A36.
“The need to increase retention and completion rates for students in higher education is a compelling reason for academic librarians to collaborate with their K-12 colleagues in developing information literacy activities across K-20 education.”
Jo Ann Carr and Ilene F. Rockman (2003).Information-literacy collaboration: A shared responsibility. American Libraries, 34 (8), 52-54.
High school seniors or college freshmen?
Three KSU Library programs:
High school instructional classroom
Number of Students
5 yr avg
* Schools are counted only once over the five years.
Number of Visits
Local Schools (within 30 miles)
Top 50 KSU Feeder Schools
Non-Top 50 KSU Feeder Schools
“One of our seniors from last year stopped in and thanked me for taking her class to the KSU library last year. As a college freshman now, she feels like she knows what to expect and how to get started when she uses the library.”
Kara Haas, Teacher, Aurora High School