Project Information Literacy's (PIL's) latest research report, Lessons Learned: How College Students Find Information in the Digital Age, was released this week (42 pages, PDF, 3 MB). Last spring, the PIL Team administered a large-scale survey to students enrolled at six U.S. college campuses (n=2,318), including the University of Washington.
The survey collected data about how today's college students find information and conduct research for course-related work and in their everyday lives. The ongoing research is co-directed by the University of Washington Information School's Dr. Alison Head and Dr. Michael Eisenberg. PIL is sponsored with a generous gift from ProQuest and contributing funds from the MacArthur Foundation.
Since the release of the report on Dec. 1, the PIL site has seen more than 700 new visitors. The report has drawn attention from blogs The Infomaven's Desktop, E-Tech and Free Range Librarian, who calls the report "must-read."