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The Instructor's Dilemma: What Do They Know? And Did They Get IT? Information Literacy Assessment

All are welcome to the following talk sponsored by the Library's Standing Committee on Professional Awareness (SCOPA)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:00pm
Sterling Memorial Library International Room

What kind of library skills do our students have? Are our information literacy sessions enough? Are they successful? Does embedded librarianship make a difference? Do students know more or less than they did 10 years ago? Jana Krentz, Librarian for Latin American Studies at Yale University Library, has developed 2 information literacy assessment tools to try to answer these questions. From 2005 through 2012, when she joined the Yale Library, Jana evaluated thousands of undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Kansas. Her assessments showed some surprising results. Jana will describe the tools that she developed, the results of 8 years of assessment, and how she is applying them at Yale.

All are welcome.

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