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Information Literacy Abroad: A Global Snapshot of

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Information Literacy Abroad:
A Global Snapshot of
American-style Academic Libraries

Amanda Click
, Doctoral Candidate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Meggan Houlihan
, First Year Experience and Instruction Librarian
New York University Abu Dhabi

Highest number of librarians: 14
Lowest number of librarians: 1
Mean number of librarians: 3
Median number of librarians: 2
Which terminology does your library use to describe the instruction program? (n=38)
Library Instruction Programs
Institutional Demographics
Autonomous Universities
Online Survey
Basic library/instruction information

Instruction spaces and technologies

Instruction curriculum


Learner characteristics
Amanda Click, aclick@live.unc.edu

Meggan Houlihan, mah23@nyu.edu
Additional languages
: Arabic, Russian, Greek, Chinese, Albanian, Italian, French, Urdu, Spanish, German, Hindi, Serbian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Japanese, Tagalog, Farsi, and Dari

Number of librarians who provide instruction

Information literacy standards

ACRL Information Literacy Framework

Library terminology
Library Instruction Sessions
Which assessment tools do you use? (n=36)
Which types of support do partners expect from the library? (n=34)
Who are we partnering with?

What do they expect from us?

What are we teaching?

Which assessment tools to we use?
1. Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane
2. American College of Greece (Deree)
3. American College of Thessaloniki
4. American University in Bulgaria
5. American University in Cairo
6. American University in Dubai
7. American University in Kosovo
8. American University in the Emirates
9. American University of Afghanistan
10. American University of Armenia
11. American University of Beirut
12. American University of Central Asia
13. American University of Iraq in Sulaimani
14. American University of Kuwait
15. American University of Nigeria

Autonomous Universities
16. American University of Paris
17. American University of Ras Al Khaimah
18. American University of Rome
19. American University of Sharjah
20. Central European University
21. Forman Christian College
22. Franklin College
23. Girne American University
24. Haigazian University
25. Hellenic American University
26. John Cabot University
27. Lebanese American University
28. Richmond, The American International University in London
29. Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus
30. Schiller International University
31. Smolny College (now Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

Branch Campuses

1. Alliant International University Mexico City
2. Carnegie Mellon University Qatar
3. Duke Kunshan University
4. Florida State University Panama
5. Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar
6. Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Europe (Bologna)
7. Lakeland College Japan
8. Northwestern University in Qatar
9. NYU Abu Dhabi
10. NYU Shanghai

Branch Campuses

11. Temple University Japan Campus
12. Texas A&M Qatar
13. Touro College in Israel
14. VCU Qatar
15. Webster University Geneva
16. Webster University Vienna
17. Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
18. Wenzhou-Kean University
19. Yale NUS College
20. Rochester Institute of Technology-Dubai Campus

Which skills and resources do you teach in instruction sessions? (n=38)
The Future of U.S. Libraries Abroad: Creating Vision and Strategy for Building International Campus Libraries

ACRL publication, coming soon!
For which departments does your library teach the most one-shot sessions? (n=32)


Writing/ Freshman Year Programs









Photo credit : World map: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:No_colonies_blank_world_map.png
Why does this matter?

What's next?
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