Location

Room 212

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Using instructional design methods, specifically conducting a needs analysis, can provide librarians with a road map for designing an assessment plan for library instruction. Instructional design models are often unfamiliar to librarians and underutilized in library instruction and in information literacy programs. One instructional design model is ADDIE: Analyze Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. The first step in the process, the analysis, can be done by developing a needs analysis for your specific institution in order to measure the gap between what faculty expect students to know and the knowledge and skills that students actually possess. Conducting a needs analysis is the first and most crucial step in determining what student knowledge and skills should be assessed after library instruction is provided. The steps of conducting needs analysis will be provided and results of a recent needs analysis for English composition faculty and students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will be shared. An assessment plan based on the needs analysis will be shared and tips for creating such a plan will be given.

Presentation Description

Using instructional design methods, specifically conducting a needs analysis, can provide librarians with a road map for designing an assessment plan for library instruction. A needs analysis can measure the gap between what faculty expect students to know and the knowledge and skills that students actually possess. Conducting a needs analysis is the first and most crucial step in determining what student knowledge and skills should be assessed after library instruction is provided. The steps of conducting a needs analysis will be provided and results of a recent needs analysis for English composition faculty and students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will be shared.

Keywords

Library instruction, Information literacy assessment, Information literacy, Library orientation for college students, Educational evaluation

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 1st, 4:00 PM Oct 1st, 4:30 PM

Needs Analysis: The First Step in Library Instruction Assessment

Room 212

Using instructional design methods, specifically conducting a needs analysis, can provide librarians with a road map for designing an assessment plan for library instruction. Instructional design models are often unfamiliar to librarians and underutilized in library instruction and in information literacy programs. One instructional design model is ADDIE: Analyze Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. The first step in the process, the analysis, can be done by developing a needs analysis for your specific institution in order to measure the gap between what faculty expect students to know and the knowledge and skills that students actually possess. Conducting a needs analysis is the first and most crucial step in determining what student knowledge and skills should be assessed after library instruction is provided. The steps of conducting needs analysis will be provided and results of a recent needs analysis for English composition faculty and students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will be shared. An assessment plan based on the needs analysis will be shared and tips for creating such a plan will be given.