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Duvigneau Goldstein & Hepworth - A toolkit for monitoring and evaluating information literacy training interventions in Africa

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Duvigneau Goldstein & Hepworth - A toolkit for monitoring and evaluating information literacy training interventions in Africa

  1. 1. A toolkit for monitoring and evaluating information literacy traininginterventions in AfricaSiobhán Duvigneau, Institute of Development Studies, S.Duvigneau@ids.ac.ukStéphane Goldstein, Research Information Network,stephane.goldstein@researchinfonet.orgMark Hepworth, Loughborough University, M.Hepworth@lboro.ac.ukThe British Library for Development Studies (BLDS) has been developing aninformation literacy programme over the past two years which includes coursematerials and an online network for trainers and practitioners to share bestpractice. As part of this programme, BLDS has partnered with the ResearchInformation Network (RIN) to develop a monitoring and evaluation toolkit, whichwill inform the development and impact measurement of information literacy training.Much of the work undertaken by BLDS has been within an African context and so theintention is to develop a toolkit for African trainers of information literacy which willbe widely disseminated.The BLDS and RIN have garnered empirical evidence through a survey in November2011 and a workshop run in South Africa in February 2012. These consultations haveenabled the constitution of an informal community of interested parties who areactively contributing to the elaboration of the toolkit.The proposed poster, to be co-authored by BLDS and RIN, will present the initialoutputs from this iterative process, notably by setting out:- the broad scope and shape of the toolkit, covering training needs evaluation,and M&E undertaken during and following training, including impact evaluation- the audiences that the toolkit would seek to reach- the place of the toolkit in a ‘journey’ aimed at advancing knowledge,developing skills and promoting improved behaviour and practices at the level of theindividual, the organisation and wider societyThe poster will seek provide a highly visual representation of these concepts. It willbe used as a basis for similar posters which could be presented at subsequentconferences and workshops in Africa; it will therefore serve, at LILAC2012, as auseful precedent. If appropriate, the poster and its variants could be incorporated inthe material that will form part of the toolkit.

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