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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)
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)
#ACRLcloseloop [Rubric assessment of information literacy skills has] " changed the way I teach…the session has more structure, and the students seem much more engaged. " [Rubric assessment of information literacy student learning] " will strengthen my teaching...because I now understand what the students really are not getting. This rubric creation and(More)
The paper presents a rubric to help evaluate the quality of research projects. The rubric was applied in a competition across a variety of disciplines during a two-day research symposium at one institution in the southwest region of the United States of America. It was collaboratively designed by a faculty committee at the institution and was administered(More)