Information Seeking Behavior of the “Google Generation”

A recent Chronicle of Higher Education article summarizes the findings of a British study conducted by the Joint Information Systems Committee that studied the information seeking habits of those born after 1993.  Some of the key highlights of this report: Young people don’t develop good search strategies to find quality information. They might find information on … Continue reading Information Seeking Behavior of the “Google Generation”

Study Reveals How College Students Use the Library & Spend Their Time

A recent Library Journal article, Know Your Students, details the methodology used to conduct an ethnographic study at the University of Rochester's Rush Rhees Library.  It also provides an overview of the findings from this study and interesting insights into how students use the library and spend their time on campus.  A previous post on our library blog, An Anthropologist … Continue reading Study Reveals How College Students Use the Library & Spend Their Time

Social Networking: Opinions & Practices of Library Users & Librarians

OCLC's (Online Computer Library Center)  recent report, Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World, presents the results of a study conducted to find out both library users' and librarians' opinions and practices in regards to social networking.  Over 6,100 users, ages 14-84 from the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom were surveyed.  Survey participants … Continue reading Social Networking: Opinions & Practices of Library Users & Librarians

Faculty Information Needs in an Online Environment

An interested article from the July/August issue of Educause Review, The Changing Information Services Needs of Faculty, highlights results from a survey conducted in 2006 to assess the attitudes and perceptions of academic collection development librarians and faculty towards information services in the electronic environment.  Let us know what you think about this transition away … Continue reading Faculty Information Needs in an Online Environment