Purdue Libraries ask students, 'What's it like to be a college student in digital age'

April 5, 2010
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Starting Tuesday (April 6), a random sampling of Purdue students will receive e-mail invitations to participate in an online survey that's being conducted on several campuses this spring by Project Information Literacy (PIL) from the University of Washington. 

The survey will help Purdue and Project Information Literacy learn more about the opportunities and challenges that online research presents to today's college students -- and the strategies they've developed to find information for course work and for use in their lives.

Purdue University Libraries are committed to teaching students the value of being information literate in the digital age, and have set campus-wide information literacy as a strategic priority. Sharon Weiner, the W. Wayne Booker Endowed Chair in Information Literacy at Purdue, is coordinating the survey on campus.

Students are encouraged to watch their e-mail for the survey announcement. The survey will be available for two weeks through April 20. Participation is entirely voluntary and all responses remain confidential. The research has undergone Human Subjects Review and IRB approval at Purdue.

Survey participants will be entered into a random drawing for a $150 gift certificate to Amazon.com provided by PIL, and the survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.

For more information on Project Information Literacy, visit http://projectinfolit.org/
Contact:  Kayla Gregory, marketing associate, Purdue Libraries, 765-496-9610, kgregory@purdue.edu