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The Information-Seeking Habits of In-Service Educators

Date

2015-06-02

Author

Shipman, Todd
Bannon, Susan
Nunes-Bufford, Kimberly

Publisher

Association of College & Research Libraries

Abstract

Research on information literacy and educators has focused on preservice educators and learning information literacy skills. Little research exists on in-service educators and their information literacy skills. Purposes of this study were to identify information sources that in-service educators used; to determine relationships between information sources used and in-service educators’ professional position, age groups, experience, and information format preference; and to determine relationships between in-service educators’ information-seeking habits and prior library instruction. Results of this study indicated statistically significant relationships between information-seeking habits and prior library instruction. Other statistically significant in relationships were indicated between information-seeking habits and the age groups and current professional positions of sample population.