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Academic librarians seeking to assess information literacy skills often focus on testing as a primary means of evaluation. Educators have long recognized the limitations of tests, and these limitations cause many educators to prefer rubric assessment to test-based approaches to evaluation. In contrast, many academic librarians are unfamiliar with the(More)
The New Framework In the next several months, ACRL will likely approve a new and important document: the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. This document is intended to replace the Standards for Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, a seminal publication that has guided information literacy instruction for well(More)
Purpose – The aim of this paper is to present the Information Literacy Instruction Assessment Cycle (ILIAC), to describe the seven stages of the ILIAC, and to offer an extended example that demonstrates how the ILIAC increases librarian instructional abilities and improves student information literacy skills. Design/methodology/approach – Employing survey(More)
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George Kuh and Robert Gonyea's 2003 article entitled " The Role of the Academic Library in Promoting Student Engagement in Learning " appeared in College and Research Libraries in July 2003, after being presented as an invited paper at the ACRL 11th National Conference that April. 1 Their paper presentation stands out in my mind to this day. It was my first(More)
Librarians have a tradition of supporting patron confidentiality , historically putting systems in place to protect it. Some of today's library systems, like sophisticated digital reference tools, now collect detailed patron information. Collecting this information could make patron privacy more vulnerable, but it can also help librarians improve service.(More)
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