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Impacting Information Literacy through Alignment, Resources, and Assessment

2012 project and presentation

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Impacting Information Literacy through Alignment, Resources, and Assessment

Introduction

Although information literacy is identified by institutions and higher education agencies as a core competency, guidelines for its effective curricular integration are not often well-articulated. Further, institution- or state-wide assessments of students’proficiencies in information literacy do not always trickle down to course-level definitions of learning outcomes. In Spring 2012, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College brought together the efforts of research librarians and English department faculty to align course outcomes, available instructional resources, and assessment instruments. The results of the assessment project demonstrate a strong, crucial need for correspondence and alignment among course outcomes, quality instructional resources, and assessment efforts.

 

Contacts

Beth Bensen
Associate Professor of English
804-523-5754     
ebensen@reynolds.edu
 
Ghazala Hashmi,
Coordinator, Quality Enhancement Plan
804-523-5515     
ghashmi@reynolds.edu
 
Denise Woetzel
Reference / Information Literacy Librarian
804-523-5325     
dwoetzel@reynolds.edu
 
Hong Wu
Director of Library & Information Services
804-523-5324     
hwu@reynolds.edu