Information competency lies at the heart of lifelong learning. It enables students to take control of their information needs by becoming more independent, assuming personal control of their learning, and becoming aware of effective processes for finding, analyzing, and using information.
St. Mary's University students who are information competent will have an understanding of how knowledge is organized and will be able to
The Louis J. Blume Library shares the responsibility for developing information competent students with the university’s schools, departments, and programs by integrating information competency throughout the curriculum with the active participation of the community.
During the first several weeks of the Fall 2007 Semester, the Research Practices Survey was administered to 544 incoming freshmen and 111 undergraduate students enrolled in Advanced Composition courses by faculty from the Louis J. Blume Library. Findings of the study include:
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