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2014 Conference Highlights: Measuring Students’ Information Literacy Skills
Each week between now and the 2014 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting one of the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held from May 7-9 at the Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City, MD. For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference program (PDF).
Measuring Students’ Information Literacy Skills: An Assessment Strategy
Thursday, May 8
Librarians sometimes make assumptions about what students know concerning information literacy and we let those assumptions inform what we do in the classroom. Librarians at the University of Baltimore wanted to know for sure, but didn’t have much assessment experience. Come to this session to hear how we designed a baseline assessment, what we’ve learned about students in the freshman and junior year, and how we will use that information to inform our teaching.
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.