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Belanger, Jackie; Zou, Ning; Mills, Jenny Rushing; Holmes, Claire; Oakleaf, Megan – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
Rubric assessment of information literacy is an important tool for librarians seeking to show evidence of student learning. The authors, who collaborated on the Rubric Assessment of Informational Literacy Skills (RAILS) research project, draw from their shared experience to present practical recommendations for implementing rubric assessment in a…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Information Literacy, Librarians, Evaluation Methods
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Oakleaf, Megan; Millet, Michelle S.; Kraus, Leah – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
Trinity University has established effective strategies for engaging faculty, administrators, and staff in information literacy instruction and assessment. Succeeding in an area in which many libraries struggle, the Coates Library at Trinity University offers a model for libraries seeking to actively engage their campuses through 1) establishing a…
Descriptors: Libraries, Information Literacy, College Faculty, Administrators
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Oakleaf, Megan; Kaske, Neal – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2009
Librarians throughout higher education must assess information literacy; however, many are overwhelmed by the prospect of selecting the best assessment for their campus context. This article presents six questions to aid librarians in surmounting this challenge. Are we ready to conduct an information literacy assessment? Why are we conducting this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Literacy, Librarians, Stakeholders
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Oakleaf, Megan – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2008
The culture of assessment in higher education requires academic librarians to demonstrate the impact of information literacy instruction on student learning. As a result, many librarians seek to gain knowledge about the information literacy assessment approaches available to them. This article identifies three major assessment approaches: (1)…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Librarians, Teaching Methods, Higher Education