LOEX Conference Proceedings 2010

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Structural Supports: Assessment and Evaluation

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How can a small academic library navigate the churning waters of limited resources and arrive in the land of information literacy instructional improvement? By building a bridge of assessment! This presentation will examine how a library instruction program can engineer assessment methods to bolster this path to instructional improvement. Drawing on my own experiences as Coordinator of Instruction at Indiana University Southeast, I'll discuss how I created a librarian self-assessment survey based on the ACRL Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators. The results of this survey provided structural supports for program assessment, growth, and development.

Learning Outcomes:

-Learn about the ACRL Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators in order to understand how they can be used for program assessment. -Learn a method of developing a librarian self-assessment instrument in order to identify areas for program development and improvement in their own libraries.

-Understand SWOT analysis and strategic planning in order to plan concrete strategic steps for instructional improvement.

-Learn how smaller libraries with limited resources can creatively leverage those resources in order to assess information literacy initiatives.