Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2018

Publication Title

portal: Libraries and the Academy

ISSN

1531-2542

Volume

18

Issue

3

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/pla.2018.0035

Abstract

Recognizing the importance of designing educational opportunities that draw upon students’ prior knowledge and experiences, this paper uses focus groups to explore how Spanishspeaking students in a graduate program at the University of Kansas (KU) in Lawrence understand academic information literacy practices within their new cultural contexts. This paper demonstrates that a variety of interwoven scholarly and sociocultural pressures mediate graduate student information activities. Findings from this paper broaden understandings of information literacy within today’s diverse information environments while also highlighting the need for librarians to engage with the complexity of graduate student experiences.

Comments

Copyright © 2018 Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in portal: Libraries and the Academy, Volume 18, Issue 3, July, 2018, pages 595-615.

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