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Practical Guide to Information Literacy Assessment for Academic Librarians

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ISBN-10: 1591583403

ISBN-13: 9781591583400

Edition: 2007

Authors: Carolyn J. Radcliff, Mary Lee Jensen, Kenneth J. Burhanna, Julie A. Gedeon, Joseph A. Salem

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Information literacy assessment applies to a number of contexts in the higher education arena: institutional curricula, information literacy programs, information literacy courses, course-integrated information literacy instruction, and stand-alone information literacy workshops and online tutorials. This practical guide provides an overview of the assessment process: planning; selection and development of tools; and analysis and reporting of data An assessment decision-chart helps readers match appropriate assessment tools and strategies with learning outcomes and instructional settings. Assessment tools, organized by type, are accompanied by case studies Various information literacy standards will be referenced, with emphasis given to ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.
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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 6/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

CAROLYN J. RADCLIFF is an associate professor in Libraries and Media Services and Head of Reference at Kent State University.

MARY LEE JENSEN is an assistant professor in Libraries and Media Services and Instructional Services Coordinator at Kent State University.

KENNETH J. BURHANNA is an assistant professor in Libraries and Media Services at Kent State University.

JULIE A. GEDEON is a project manager and evaluator for New Media Services, and adjunct professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University.

Getting Started
A Brief Look at Assessment
Where Does Information Literacy Fit In?
Where Do Libraries Fit In?
Levels of Assessment
Classroom Assessment
Programmatic Assessment
Institutional Assessment
Learning Objectives
Works Cited and Further Reading
How to Choose the Right Assessment Tool
Chapter Organization
The Tools
Informal Assessment Techniques
An Overview of Informal Assessment
Informal Observations
Informal Questions
Keys to Success with Informal Assessment
Tips for Informal Observations
Tips for Informal Questioning
Tips for Instructor Self-Reflection
Using the Data from Informal Assessment
Is Informal Assessment Right for You?
Works Cited and Further Reading
Classroom Assessment Techniques
An Overview of Classroom Assessment Techniques
Examples of Classroom Assessment Techniques
Minute Paper/Muddiest Point
One Sentence Summary
Defining Features Matrix
Directed Paraphrasing
Pre-Assessment Using CATs
Classroom Response Systems
Using the Results
Are Classroom Assessment Techniques Right for You?
Works Cited and Further Reading
An Overview of Surveys
Practical Considerations
Who and When
Survey Delivery
Survey Questions
Steps for Conducting a Survey
Are Surveys Right for You?
Works Cited and Further Reading
An Overview of Interviewing
Types of Interviewing
Informal Interviewing
Guided Interviewing
Open-Ended Interviewing
Preparing for a Successful Interview
Right After the Interview
Transcribing the Data
Analyzing the Data
Is Interviewing Right for You?
Works Cited and Further Reading
Focus Groups
An Overview of Focus Groups
Preparing for a Successful Focus Group
Conducting the Focus Group
The Focus Group Session
Right after the Session
Transcribing the Data
Analyzing the Data
Example of a Focus Group Study
Assessment Scenario
The Focus Group Plan
Are Focus Groups Right for You?
Works Cited and Further Reading
Knowledge Tests
An Overview of Knowledge Tests
Types of Knowledge Test Items
Creating Knowledge Tests
Objective Items
Essay Items
Standardized Tests
Analyzing the Data
Are Knowledge Tests Right for You?
Works Cited and Further Reading
Concept Maps
An Overview of Concept Maps
Types of Concept Maps
Hierarchical Concept Maps
Flat Concept Maps
Creating and Using Concept Maps
Evaluating Concept Maps
Is Concept Mapping Right for You?
Works Cited and Further Reading
Performance Assessments
An Overview of Performance Assessments
Assignment Design
Writing an Assignment Prompt
One Last Check of Your Assignment
Scoring Guides
Analyzing Data from Performance Assessments
Are Performance Assessments Right for You?
Works Cited and Further Reading
An Overview of Portfolios
What Goes Into a Portfolio?
Creating the Portfolio Assignment
Programmatic and Institutional Assessment
Collecting the Material
Electronic Portfolios
Assessing Portfolios
Are Portfolios Right for You?
Works Cited and Further Reading
What to Do With the Information
Analyzing the Data
An Overview of Content Analysis
Steps in Content Analysis
Software to Assist with Analyzing Textual Data
An Overview of Descriptive Statistics
Steps in Descriptive Statistics
Data Tools
Statistical Software
Works Cited and Further Reading
Working with the Results
Sharing Assessment Results
Identifying Stakeholders
Deciding What to Share
Presenting Your Results
Putting Assessment Results to Work
Working with Positive Assessment Results
Working with Negative Results
Works Cited and Further Reading