Uncovering the information literacy skills of first-generation and provisionally admitted students Academic Article uri icon


  • Librarians have experimented with a variety of instructional models, from one-shots to tutorials to semester-long information literacy courses, to increase the impact of information literacy instruction. This study assessed the information literacy gains of students who participated in the pilot of a new instructional model, in which librarians developed and taught a first-year composition course aimed at first-generation, provisionally-admitted college students. This project demonstrated that this model improved students' performance on a standardized information literacy assessment in comparison with students who received instruction in the form of a one-shot instruction session. The study also explored the information literacy knowledge and skills of students targeted by this approach, including first-year students, first-generation students, and provisionally-admitted students.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 4.05

author list (cited authors)

  • Graves, S. J., LeMire, S., & Anders, K. C.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Graves, Stephanie J||LeMire, Sarah||Anders, Kathy Christie

publication date

  • January 2021