Project Information Literacy

PIL

Project Information Literacy

Type Research Center
Website projectinfolit.org
Year founded 2008
Location San Francisco United States of America United States of America
Functions Research
Funding sources Foundations or grants
Tags information usa
Summary Project Information Literacy (PIL) is a nonprofit research institute that conducts national, ongoing studies on how adults find and use information as they progress through, and beyond, their higher education years and throughout adulthood. We work in small teams on large-scale studies using a collaborative research approach, mixed methods, and samples from across the United States.

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Publications

PIL · 12 October 2022 English

This paper presents a summary of the entire body of research, 2008 to 2022, from Project Information Literacy (PIL) on the strategies students use for finding, using, and creating information …


PIL · 15 September 2020 English

This is part two of a two-part series is about the shape and flow of U.S. media coverage about Covid-19, and its visual representation across time and digital space during …


PIL · 15 September 2020 English

This is first part of a two-part series is about the shape and flow of U.S. media coverage about Covid-19, and its visual representation across time and digital space during …


PIL · 15 January 2020 English

This report presents findings about how college students conceptualize the ever-changing online information landscape, and navigate volatile and popular platforms that increasingly employ algorithms to shape and filter content. Researchers …


PIL · 16 October 2018 English

The News Study research report presents findings about how a sample of US college students gather information and engage with news in the digital age. Results are included from an …


PIL · 12 June 2016 English

This paper identifies approaches, challenges, and best practices related to planning and designing today’s academic library learning spaces. As part of the Project Information Literacy (PIL) Practitioner Series, qualitative data …


PIL · 5 January 2016 English

This report presents findings about the information-seeking behavior of relatively recent college graduates used for lifelong learning in personal life, the workplace, and the local communities where they lived. Included …


PIL · 4 December 2013 English

This paper presents findings about the challenges today’s college freshmen face, and the information-seeking strategies they develop, use, and adapt as they make the transition from high school to college …


PIL · 16 October 2012 English

Qualitative findings are presented about the information-seeking behavior of today’s college graduates as they transition from the campus to the workplace. Included are findings from interviews with 23 US employers …


PIL · 12 October 2011 English

The paper presents findings from 560 interviews with undergraduates on 10 campuses distributed across the US, as part of Project Information Literacy (PIL). Overall, the findings suggest that students use …


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