Measuring Up? Assessment and Library Instruction
Angelo, T.A., and K. P. Cross. 1993. Classroom Assessment Techniques:
A Handbook for College Teachers. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Association of College and Research Libraries, Task Force on Information
Literacy Competency Standards.2000.
Provides many examples of classroom assessment techniques (CATs) that can
help instructors determine how well students are learning and how effective
their own teaching is.
Information literacy competency standards for higher education.
Banta, T.W. 1993. Making a Difference: Outcomes of a Decade of Assessment
in Higher Education. San Francisco:
Boyer Commission on Educating Undergraduates in the Research University.
1998. Reinventing Undergraduate Education: A Blueprint for America's
Research Universities. Menlo Park, CA: Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching. Available: http://notes.cc.sunysb.edu/Pres/boyer.nsf/webform/images/$File/boyer.txt
Gratch Lindauer, B. 1998. “Defining and Measuring the Library’s Impact
on Campuswide Outcomes.” College & Research Libraries 59: 546-70.
Iannuzzi, P., Mangrum, C.T., and S.S. Strichart. 1999. Teaching Information
Literacy Skills. Boston: Allyn & Bacon,
Winner of the Instruction Section’s Publication of the Year award, this
article provides many fine ideas about linking library assessment to institutional
Ragains, P. 1997. “Evaluation of Academic Librarians’ Instructional Performance:
Report of a National Survey." Research Strategies 15: 159-75.
Offers ideas for incorporating information literacy objectives into many
different instructional settings. Includes floppy disk with self-administered
student assessment instrument.
Ragains, P. 2000. Assessment in Library and Information Literacy
Instruction. Available: http://www.unr.edu/~ragains/assess.html
Pausch, L. M. and M. P. Popp. “Assessment of Information Literacy: Lessons
from the Higher Education Assessment Movement.” Paper presented at
the 9th national conference of the Association of College & Research
Libraries, Detroit, MI., April 8-11, 1999. Available: http://www.ala.org/acrl/paperhtm/d30.html
Patrick Ragains' first publication concerns a survey of instruction librarians
conducted in the mid-90s on evaluation techniques (or lack thereof) being
used in current practice. His Web site includes links to bibliographies
on assessment, distance education and assessment, usability testing of
library web pages, research in progress, and case studies in assessment
submitted by various institutions.
Scrivener Agee, A. and Gibson, C. “Justify our Love: Information Literacy,
Student Learning, and the Role of Assessment in Higher Education." Paper
presented at the Instruction Section's Think Tank III program at the annual
meeting of the American Library Association, New Orleans, LA., June 24-5,
Shonrock, D. et al. 1996. Evaluating Library Instruction: Sample Questions,
Forms, and Strategies for Practical Use. Chicago, IL: American Library
NOTE: Papers presented at the Think Tank will be published as part of an
ACRL monograph in the coming year. Both the Pausch/Popp and Scrivener
Agee/Gibson papers provide an excellent summary of the assessment movement
in higher education and the challenges of/opportunities for integrating
assessment of library instruction/information literacy with these larger
Wingspread Group in Higher Education. 1993. An American Imperative:
Higher Expectations for Higher Education. Racine, WI: The Johnson Foundation.
Bibliography by Cindy Pierard, July 2000
Formatting by Cynthia Akers, October 2000