ERIC Number: EJ845090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Information Literacy Assessment: Where Do We Start?
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, v41 n1 p19-28 2009
Interest in developing ways to assess information literacy has been growing for several years. Many librarians have developed their own tools to assess aspects of information literacy and have written articles to share their experiences. This article reviews the literature and offers readers a flavour of the methods being used for assessment: those which are popular within the field and also illustrative examples from some of the case studies found, particularly where they show how the reliability and validity of the methods have been considered. It does not aim to be an exhaustive list of case studies or methods, but a representative sample to act as a "jumping off point" for librarians considering introducing assessment of information literacy into their own institutions. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Case Studies, Library Research, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research, Item Analysis, Literature Reviews, Scoring Rubrics, Best Practices, Library Services, Use Studies, User Satisfaction (Information)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
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