2013 Conference Highlights: The Neverending Story

Each week between now and the 2013 MLA/DLA Joint Conference, we’re highlighting one of the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held from May 8-10 at the Clarion Resort – Fountainbleau Hotel in Ocean City, MD.  For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference program (PDF). 

The Neverending Story: An Approach to Information Literacy Assessment
Thursday, May 9
2:00 – 3:15pm

The focus of this presentation will be on designing and implementing information literacy assessment procedures, using examples from Loyola/Notre Dame Library (LNDL) and Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). These procedures are applicable for one-shot or for-credit courses, and other instructional settings. Presenters will provide examples of assessment tools beyond the standard quizzes and questionnaires and will explore the three major categories of assessment instruments: objective tests, performance assessment, and authentic assessment. Examples will demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of each assessment type. Participants will have the opportunity to create assessments that measure specific objectives from their own information literacy programs.

This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.


Julie Nanavati
Julie Nanavati, Research & Instruction Librarian/Information Literacy Coordinator, Loyola/Notre Dame Library

Brandy Whitlock, Instruction Librarian, Anne Arundel Community College
Brandy Whitlock, Instruction Librarian, Anne Arundel Community College

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