For many libraries it's summer time and there's an opportunity to devote attention to longer-term projects. In this post I want to talk about making plans for information literacy assessment.
As you think about your information literacy program you may have questions like these:
- What can I tell my faculty colleagues about information literacy outcomes on our campus? I want to have focused conversations with them that lead to common priorities and collaborations.
- What information literacy data can we contribute to our institution's accreditation self study?
- How can we demonstrate the value of the library to our campus administrators?
- At what point are students capable of critically assessing the information they encounter?
- How does student information literacy differ at lower and upper division levels?
- Are there tools that will help us know are we meeting our institutional learning outcome goals for information literacy?
- How can I guide my students in gaining a deeper understanding of their IL strengths and weaknesses? Can I guide their exploration of what information literacy is and why they need it, as well as get feedback about where they can improve?
Carrick Enterprises offers a suite of valid and reliable information literacy assessments to help answer these questions and achieve these goals. Supported by a team of information literacy and measurement experts, these assessment tools produce valuable insights that librarians are using to inform their information literacy efforts. Whether it's identifying areas for growth, looking for evidence of improvement over the course of a student's college career, or bringing formalized assessment to accreditation efforts, the Carrick Enterprises assessments deliver what you need with pricing that respects your budget....continue reading "Planning to Plan: InfoLit Assessment Projects"