Location

Room 211

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Assessment and program evaluation is a key aspect of the 21st-century academy and library, however, this critical service is often an afterthought or the responsibility of a librarian with little to no knowledge of data analysis or program evaluation. This brief lecture will cover the best practices in program evaluation through the framework of policy analysis. Diffusing best practices from outside disciplines will help build a more robust assessment program in information literacy instruction.

Presentation Description

The presentation will cover the best practices in program evaluation and how this can impact the assessment program within an information literacy instruction. Academic libraries often use assessment as a way to count what is done, not what can be done. Program evaluation is a systematic method for collecting, analyzing, and using this information to make programs and policies more effective and efficient. All of this can help make a marked impact on an instruction program.

Keywords

Assessment, Policy, Program Evaluation, information literacy

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 28th, 10:00 AM Sep 28th, 10:20 AM

Program Evaluation: Diffusion from policy literature to improve assessment in information literacy instruction.

Room 211

Assessment and program evaluation is a key aspect of the 21st-century academy and library, however, this critical service is often an afterthought or the responsibility of a librarian with little to no knowledge of data analysis or program evaluation. This brief lecture will cover the best practices in program evaluation through the framework of policy analysis. Diffusing best practices from outside disciplines will help build a more robust assessment program in information literacy instruction.