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Information Literacy and Digital Literacy: Competing or Complementary?.
Determining the relationship between information Literacy and Digital Literacy is essential before revision of the Information Literacy Standards can proceed. Expand
Moving from Subjective to Objective Assessments of Your Instruction Program
In this article, Colborn and Cordell discuss the distinction between student evaluation and program assessment; the development of assessment methods for library instruction; and the various steps taken in the writing, testing, revising, and use of an assessment instrument for the Schurz Library instruction program. Expand
Reference questions as an authentic assessment of information literacy
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a study which was designed to use questions asked at an Information Commons Desk as an authentic assessment to determine if an information literacyExpand
Library Reference Services and Information Literacy: Models for Academic Institutions
Library Reference Services and Information Literacy: Models for Academic Institution not only advocates for a more intentional integration of reference and instructional services, but it also provides organisational background, staff objectives, and various successes and challenges that have been experienced by real institutions. Expand
Reference: A Short History
Reference and Instruction Services as an Integrated Approach
When the librarians of Franklin D. Schurz Library at Indiana University South Bend asked in 2004 whether the planned one-credit information literacy course that would soon be required for all undergraduate students on campus would affect the sophistication of the questions asked at the reference desk (Cordell & Fisher, 2011), this wasn’t the first time this possibility had been raised. Expand
A Short History of Instruction in the Use of Libraries
Knowing our history allows us to see the long term developments in a context that helps us understand the significance of what we do on a daily basis. The history of reference services in AmericanExpand
Institutional Policy Issues for Providing Public Internet Access
Libraries of all types are in the midst of attempting to acquire the equipment and connections necessary to provide patron access to the Internet, and many libraries are making concrete plans to do so. Expand
Quick Hits for New Faculty
From the combination of knowledge and actions, someone can improve their skill and ability. It will lead them to live and work much better. This is why, the students, workers, or even employersExpand