Exploring First Year Undergraduate Students’ Information Literacy Skills: Experience at the Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka


Abstract

How information literate is the new comers to the Faculty of Management and what information literacy skills do they bring when they come to university? For university libraries, understanding students’ prior knowledge provides a foundation on which to introduce appropriate learning activities and design information skills development programmes for them. This survey was conducted to measure and analyze the entry-level information literacy skills of first year Management students. The data was gathered during the first week of first semester and all the students who entered the Faculty of Management, University of Peardeniya, Sri Lanka in 2017 were surveyed. This paper presents the results of the survey which can be used when planning information literacy programs for undergraduates.

Keywords

Information Literacy, New Entrants, Sri Lanka, Undergraduates

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