Did we captivate them? Perceptions of second-year students about the library's information literacy online tutorials
Please cite as follows:
Visser, N. 2013. Did we captivate them? Perceptions of second-year students about the library's information literacy online tutorials. Mousaion, 31 (2):78-91.
The original publication is available at http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/mousaion
At Stellenbosch University the Department of Information Science is responsible for the mandatory Information Skills 172 and 174 programmes for fi rst-year students in four faculties. In 2009 the faculty librarians were asked to create screencast online tutorials on certain library skills, and in 2010 a focus-group discussion was conducted to determine what students’ perceptions were of the infl uence of these tutorials on their ability to fi nd information for assignments. The fi ndings indicate that the tutorials were not as successful as the library had hoped, and that the library should work at not only improving the tutorials, but also bringing them to the attention of the students.