Connecting the Dots: The Correlation Between Information Literacy and Academic Standing

Tuesday, March 24 | 12:45PM–1:30PM | Camelot/Third Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Can students succeed academically without an aptitude for lifelong learning? An academic advisor and two librarians collaborated to investigate this question. Cross-referencing the librarians' information literacy assessment test results and the academic advisor's student academic information, the presenters will demonstrate a quantitative correlation between information literacy and academic standing. By doing so, they show that students who lack college-level research skills may have difficulties that lead to academic probation. This presentation attempts to draw a clear connection between information literacy and student retention, and to inspire campus-wide support of lifelong learning initiatives to promote students' success and their ability to persist to graduation.


  • Denise Pan

    Associate Director of Technical Services, University of Colorado Denver