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Instruction, Outreach and
Assessment
Joshua Finnell
Email: finnellj@denison.edu
Twitter: @joshuafinnell
Webinar Overview
• Overview of Denison University’s Instruction
Program & Assessment
• An Intellectual History of Informat...
Approaches
• One-shot instruction sessions
• Multiple instruction sessions over a
semester
• Library lab sessions
• Librar...
Assessment
• Questionnaire
• 1-minute presentations
• 1-minute papers
• Bibliography sampling
How Did We Get Here?
The Bibliographic Instruction
Movement (1969)
1970s
• Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX)
• Instruction Section (IS) - Association of College
& Research Libraries
• Lib...
1980s
1990s
2000s
• Determine the extent of information
needed
• Access the needed information
effectively and efficiently
• Evaluate ...
• Authority is constructed and contextual
• Information creation as a process
• Information has value
• Research as inquir...
Biggest Challenge?
Assessment
1. ACRL Task Force made a conscious
decision to shift away from the hundred
learning outcome...
OUTREACH
OUTREACH
1. Get Inspired
2. Bite The Bullet
3. Draw The Map
4. Get Real
5. Roll It Up & Report It Out
Readings
• A Roadmap for Assessing Student
Learning Using the New Framework for
Information Literacy (Oakleaf)
• USC Libra...
Instruction, Outreach and Assessment
Instruction, Outreach and Assessment
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Instruction, Outreach and Assessment

  1. 1. Instruction, Outreach and Assessment Joshua Finnell Email: finnellj@denison.edu Twitter: @joshuafinnell
  2. 2. Webinar Overview • Overview of Denison University’s Instruction Program & Assessment • An Intellectual History of Information Literacy • New Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education & Assessment • Steps Forward
  3. 3. Approaches • One-shot instruction sessions • Multiple instruction sessions over a semester • Library lab sessions • Library scavenger hunt • LibGuides • Blackboard integration • Tutorials
  4. 4. Assessment • Questionnaire • 1-minute presentations • 1-minute papers • Bibliography sampling
  5. 5. How Did We Get Here?
  6. 6. The Bibliographic Instruction Movement (1969)
  7. 7. 1970s • Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX) • Instruction Section (IS) - Association of College & Research Libraries • Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) – American Library Association
  8. 8. 1980s
  9. 9. 1990s
  10. 10. 2000s • Determine the extent of information needed • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently • Evaluate information and its sources critically • Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information
  11. 11. • Authority is constructed and contextual • Information creation as a process • Information has value • Research as inquiry • Scholarship as conversation • Searching as strategic exploration
  12. 12. Biggest Challenge? Assessment 1. ACRL Task Force made a conscious decision to shift away from the hundred learning outcomes associated with the old standards 2. The Task Force hoped to make outcomes the purview of the librarians working in a local, campus context rather than provide a national standard. 3. Meyer and Land, originators of threshold concepts have provided little guidance on ways to transform threshold concepts into outcomes.
  13. 13. OUTREACH OUTREACH
  14. 14. 1. Get Inspired
  15. 15. 2. Bite The Bullet
  16. 16. 3. Draw The Map
  17. 17. 4. Get Real
  18. 18. 5. Roll It Up & Report It Out
  19. 19. Readings • A Roadmap for Assessing Student Learning Using the New Framework for Information Literacy (Oakleaf) • USC Libraries Information Literacy Outcomes for Undergraduates • Using IL Threshold Concepts for Biology (Bryan and Karshmer) • Scholarship is a Conversation (Carroll)

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