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Presented at the SUNY Librarians Association Annual Conference, June 18, 2010
Assessment of student learning is only useful if it informs instructional and program goals. At SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library, librarians defined clear goals and objectives for a required information literacy session conducted in each first year writing seminar. After the original goals and objectives were defined, students in the first year writing seminar completed a pre and post assessment consisting of multiple choice questions, attitudinal questions, and research questions designed to get students to search for and find various information resources. Based on these results, librarians were able to assess their teaching techniques and the relevance of the defined learning outcomes.