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Weaver, Kari D.; Pier, Penni M. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
This article explores the process of embedding information literacy into a basic oral communication course. Discussion includes student performance as an impetus for change, collaborative course design between the oral communication teaching team and instructional librarians, and assessment initiatives. Suggestions for future collaborative work…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Introductory Courses, Information Literacy, Outreach Programs
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Schroeder, Randall; Mashek, Kimberly Babcock – Public Services Quarterly, 2007
The use of rigorous assessment in an Information Literacy program can be used to persuade reluctant faculty and administrators to buy into a program. A "culture of assessment" also assures quality control for internal and external audiences. Information Literacy at Wartburg College is unique in that it is a required component of five…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Program Effectiveness, Information Literacy, Program Evaluation
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Heinzman, Mary; Weaver, David – Public Services Quarterly, 2006
During the 2001-2002 academic year, Augustana College Library (Rock Island, IL) and St. Ambrose University Library (Davenport, IA) began a unique joint venture of peer observation between the reference staff members of the two libraries. Librarians from each college took turns visiting the other library and conducting peer observations of…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, College Libraries, Reference Services, Peer Evaluation