Monday, June 11, 2012
More Values of Libraries Assessment
Spring-boarding off the original ACRL Value of Academic Libraries report, two new studies focus on examples and ways that librarians can impact assessment of student learning objectives (SLOs). The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment pulls in some interesting examples of how higher education institutions are saying about information literacy. Some 59% now include information literacy as an institutional learning outcomes statement! That is important. So as separate or as part of critical thinking (which it really is), institutions realize that finding and learning work together and are essential skills in the 21st century.