TITLE

Subject Specific Information Literacy Curriculum and Assessment

PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Christian Librarian;2012, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p02
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Academic libraries have been changing the traditional instructional framework of library instruction teaching modules to information literacy teaching modules. National standards for information literacy increased the possibility to unify such efforts throughout the country and clarify for librarians, administrators, and faculty the desired student learning outcomes. This paper presents findings of a quantitative research study developed to provide documentation for a regional accrediting body, college administration, and faculty on the efficacy of a subject specific information literacy curriculum and assessment instrument. The study took place within a seminary and began with an initial needs assessment. A previously developed instrument, B-TILED, which had been through a rigorous process of reliability and validity testing was applied to conduct the needs assessment. The findings of the needs assessment indicated a requirement for intervention which led to the development and implementation of a formal course of instruction in information literacy. The course was developed and taught by the researcher in the fall of 2010. All incoming 1st year students were required to take, complete, and pass a one-unit class in information literacy. In order to assess the effectiveness of the course, and to provide supportive documented data to the accrediting body, pretests and posttests were administered. The instrument used, B-TILED, was the same as that used in the needs assessment study.
ACCESSION #
77251479

 

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