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Assessing Auburn University Library's Tiger Information Literacy Tutorial (TILT)

Nancy W. Noe (Reference & Instruction Librarian, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA)
Barbara A. Bishop (Reference & Instruction Librarian, Auburn, Alabama, USA)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 1 June 2005




During Spring semester 2001, Auburn University Libraries launched the Tiger Information Literacy Tutorial (TILT), based on the Texas Information Literacy Tutorial, designed by librarians at the University of Texas at Austin. This work assesses the effectiveness of the tutorial.


In‐depth analysis of data collected over three semesters is presented.


Following the Texas model, Auburn's TILT is comprised of three modules, covering searching, selecting, and evaluating information resources. Overall student perceptions of the tutorial, including technology difficulties, is reviewed; and students' personal views of their own research skills are discussed. The online information tutorial was viewed as effective, with the data indicating a need for additional study and improvement.


As advances are made in computer‐aided and hypermedia‐aided instruction, the tutorial will continue to evolve as a learning tool.



Noe, N.W. and Bishop, B.A. (2005), "Assessing Auburn University Library's Tiger Information Literacy Tutorial (TILT)", Reference Services Review, Vol. 33 No. 2, pp. 173-187.



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