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.
Information Literacy @ Reynolds
Associate Professor of English
Coordinator, Quality Enhancement Plan
Reference / Information Literacy Librarian
Director of Library & Information Services