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Academic Libraries: 2008
NCES 2010-348
December 2009


Table 13. Percentage of academic libraries reporting information literacy activities, by control, level, size, and Carnegie classification of institution: Fiscal year 2008

Institutional characteristic Defined information literacy or information literate student1 Incorporated information literacy into institution's mission Incorporated information literacy into institution's strategic plan Has institution-wide committee to implement strategic plan for information literacy The strategic plan formally recognizes the library's role in information literacy instruction
All U.S. academic libraries  46.3 32.5 30.3 17.8 24.2
           
Control           
Public  55.6 36.3 34.1 18.9 26.1
Private  39.8 29.8 27.6 17.1 22.9
           
Level2           
Total 4-year and above  46.3 33.0 30.1 17.6 24.4
Doctor's  46.2 34.1 31.8 17.1 24.8
Master's  49.9 34.8 31.1 18.3 25.7
Bachelor's  43.0 30.3 27.7 17.4 22.6
Less than 4-year  46.2 31.6 30.5 18.3 24.0
           
Size (FTE enrollment)3           
Less than 1,000  32.3 26.7 25.4 16.4 21.4
1,000 to 2,999  50.4 34.2 30.9 17.3 25.5
3,000 to 4,999  58.7 35.6 34.7 17.7 25.3
5,000 to 9,999  60.2 38.8 37.0 20.7 28.1
10,000 to 19,999  60.1 40.3 32.8 21.0 24.4
20,000 or more  52.5 37.3 38.1 25.4 28.8
           
Carnegie classification2           
Doctoral/Research  50.9 38.9 32.4 19.3 25.5
Master's I and II  60.7 38.8 39.0 20.9 30.3
Baccalaureate  47.8 30.7 26.8 14.4 22.1
Baccalaureate/Associates  56.3 42.7 37.5 25.0 34.4
Associates  47.2 32.4 30.9 18.9 24.6
Specialized  29.8 26.8 23.4 14.7 18.8
Not classified  32.2 22.0 24.3 15.3 19.2
1 "Information literacy" is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.
2 While "level" and "Carnegie classification" are similar, there is not complete overlap in the two classifications. "Level" refers to the highest level of any degree offered by the institution. The "Carnegie classification" is based on criteria such as institutional mission and research funding in addition to highest level of degree awarded. The Carnegie classification was developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and published in A Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, 2005 Edition.
3 Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment is calculated by adding one-third of part-time enrollment to full-time enrollment.
NOTE: Total number of institutions responding to each question is shown in Appendix A, table A-1. Data were not imputed for non-response.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Academic Libraries Survey (ALS), 2008.


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