Information Literacy and Assessment
co-sponsored by ACRL
Thursdays, February 3, 10 and 17 2011
1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern
Deb Gilchrist, Pierce College
Ann Zald, University of Nevada Las Vegas
How can you assess Information Literacy? Should you assess the process or what students find? How do we determine the effectiveness of our information literacy programs? How do we know as teaching librarians we are making the impact we want in the classroom? Educators often ponder these questions and others connected with IL programs. Bring your questions and opinions to this seminar for lively discussion in a search for answers.
Three synchronous Webcasts will frame information literacy programs and student learning assessment within the context of
· AAHE 9 Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning.
· ACRL's Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy That Illustrate Best Practices
· Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.
Seminar leaders will provide practical, specific examples for conducting an assessment of information literacy programs. We assume participants are actively involved in information literacy programs and need to conduct assessments.
While the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and the Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy That Illustrate Best Practices have been introduced in previous seminars in this series, our focus will be on their uses in assessing information literacy programs. The two documents are complimentary and their purposes are different. The webcasts will make these distinctions explicit by showing how they are used in program assessment and outcomes assessment.
For more information literacy resources, visit ACRL's Information Literacy Web site.
If you would like to convene a group on your campus to participate together with one login, and you are an ACRL or ALA member, please contact email@example.com to arrange for the $50 payment.
All of the TLT Group’s online offerings include use of “low threshold” tools, examination of controversial issues, options for participants with a range of experience, and suggestions for assessment as you integrate what you’ve learned into your repertoire.
Participants for this workshop should sign-in 15 minutes early for tech instructions and to meet others in the group; they also have the option of remaining online for a half-hour follow-up discussion immediately after the workshop.