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Lohmann, Sam; Diller, Karen R.; Phelps, Sue F. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This case study discusses an assessment project in which a rubric was used to evaluate information literacy (IL) skills as reflected in undergraduate students' research papers. Subsequent analysis sought relationships between the students' IL skills and their contact with the library through various channels. The project proved far longer and more…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Research Papers (Students)
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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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Guthrie, Kevin M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2009
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has a long history of leadership as an important membership organization serving the research library community. A reading of its history highlights a substantial shift in its methods of community leadership in recent decades. Historically, like most membership organizations, ARL was largely focused on…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Library Associations, Leadership, Entrepreneurship
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Diller, Karen R.; Phelps, Sue F. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2008
Librarians at Washington State University Vancouver helped the campus develop a method of assessing its General Education Program, a program based on university learning goals, one of which is information literacy. The assessment method, which relies on an electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) along with rubrics to evaluate work in the ePortfolio,…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Program Effectiveness
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Cummings, Joel; Cummings, Lara; Frederiksen, Linda – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2007
This study examines the use of chat in an academic library's user population and where virtual reference services might fit within the spectrum of public services offered by academic libraries. Using questionnaires, this research demonstrates that many within the academic community are open to the idea of chat-based reference or using chat for…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Reference Services, Telecommunications
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O'English, Lorena; McCord, Sarah – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2006
This article summarizes the approaches taken by the Washington State University Libraries in an ongoing partnership with the WSU Athletics Department. Library instruction and liaison relationships, the libraries' presence at game day events, the involvement of the libraries' development director, and a multi-part advertising campaign tied to the…
Descriptors: Advertising, College Athletics, Athletes, Library Instruction
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Scales, B. Jane; Lindsay, Elizabeth Blakesley – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2005
Many distance degree students at Washington State University enroll in General Education 300, a one-credit information literacy course taught online by librarians that exposes students to activities and materials that support the ACRL information literacy standards. In a final assignment, students write about the origins, applicability, and future…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Literacy, General Education