LOEX Conference Proceedings 2009

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Are We There Yet?

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The online tutorial has emerged as a ubiquitous representation of information literacy (IL) instruction and often is the visible face of IL programs. Tutorials have been evaluated primarily in relation to criteria of instruction. This presentation asks new questions: Does the tutorial reflect the library's goals and mission for information literacy? Does it do what we say we will do in our mission? The presentation details the process and provides graphic results of the in-depth evaluation of one library’s mission and tutorial. The audience will be asked to participate in an analysis of a library’s mission statement and online tutorial. Participants will leave with a framework and tools to conduct a similar evaluation in their institutions.