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Information Literacy Instruction Plan

The UAA/APU Consortium Library's information literacy instruction program information and assessment plan.

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Instruction & Assessment Methods

Faculty librarians deliver information literacy instruction both in-person and via distance using multiple methods. Our instruction and assessment are customized to a wide variety of interactions. We strive to use continuous, iterative assessment to improve teaching and learning. Examples include:

  • Instruction sessions customized for the specific needs of a course.

Assessment Methods: Surveys, assignments (before, during, or after the session), informal observation, informal and formal feedback.

  • Embedded instruction. These collaborations may include:
    • Evaluation and/or redesign of a course/program from an information literacy perspective.
    • Redesign of course assignment(s).
    • One or more instruction sessions.
    • Team teaching with a discipline faculty member.

Assessment Methods: Surveys, assignments, informal observation, informal and formal feedback, use of information literacy skills in course projects.

  • Instruction of a credit-bearing course, Introduction to Academic Library Research (LS 101).

Assessment Methods: Assignments, student discussion, IDEA and other end-of-course surveys, informal observation, informal and formal feedback.

  • On-demand research help at the Library and locations across campus, as well as via telephone, chat, text message, or email.

Assessment Methods: Informal and formal feedback, informal observation, LibQUAL, reference interaction record (LibAnswers), journey mapping exercises.

  • In-depth research help by appointment.

Assessment Methods: Informal feedback and observation, reference interaction record (LibAnswers), surveys.

  • Online point-of-need assistance and tutorials such as research guides (LibGuides), videos, Guides on the Side, and FAQs.

Assessment Methods: Usage data, informal feedback, quizzes, journey mapping exercises, Distance Library Services Survey (DLSS).

  • Virtual Tour and Audio Tour of the Library.

Assessment Methods: Quizzes, surveys.

  • Instruction at campus meetings, trainings, and events for students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members.

Assessment Methods: Surveys, informal feedback and observation.

  • Instruction at Library events and programs.

Assessment Methods: Informal feedback and observation.

  • “Train the trainer” instruction for Graduate Teaching Assistants, peer mentors, Library student workers, and others.

Assessment Methods: Surveys, informal observation, informal and formal feedback.

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This guide is maintained by Page Brannon.