ERIC Number: EJ1069886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Degrees of Impact: Analyzing the Effects of Progressive Librarian Course Collaborations on Student Performance
Booth, Char; Lowe, M. Sara; Tagge, Natalie; Stone, Sean M.
College & Research Libraries, v76 n5 p623-651 Jul 2015
The Claremont Colleges Library conducted direct rubric assessment of Pitzer College First-Year Seminar research papers to analyze the impact of diverse levels of librarian course collaborations on information literacy (IL) performance in student writing. Findings indicate that progressive degrees of librarian engagement in IL-related course instruction and/or syllabus and assignment design had an increasingly positive impact on student performance. A secondary indirect analysis of librarian teaching evaluations and self-perceived learning gains by students and faculty showed no correlation to rubric IL scores, suggesting the importance of "authentic" assessment in determining actual learning outcomes. This mixed-methods study presents findings in each area and examines their implications for effective IL course collaborations.
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Research Reports, Student Research, Librarians, Information Literacy, Student Writing Models, Library Role, Academic Libraries, Mixed Methods Research, Library Instruction, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Scoring Rubrics, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Correlation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Library Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California