Degrees of Impact: Analyzing the Effects of Progressive Librarian Course Collaborations on Student Performance

C&RL Online Forum:
“Degrees of Impact: Analyzing the Effects of Progressive Librarian Course Collaborations on Student Performance”
Tuesday December 2, 2014
11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central | 2pm Eastern
60 minutes
REGISTER in advance or VIEW live
Abstract:
Stated simply, how much instruction does it take to improve information literacy (IL) learning? The Claremont Colleges Library conducted rubric assessment of first-year seminar research papers to analyze this question, evaluating the impact of diverse levels of librarian course collaborations on information IL performance in student writing. Findings showed that progressive degrees of librarian engagement in IL-related course instruction and/or syllabus and assignment design had an increasingly positive impact on student performance. Furthermore, a secondary analysis of librarian teaching evaluations and self-perceived learning gains by students and faculty showed no correlation to rubric IL scores, results which underscore the importance of “authentic” assessment in determining actual learning outcomes. Panelists will discuss their C&RL pre-print study and its implications for effective IL course collaborations at the first year and beyond.
Panelists:
Char Booth: Char is the Director of Research, Teaching, & Learning Services at the Claremont Colleges Library.
M. Sara Lowe: Sara is the Assessment Librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library.
Natalie Tagge: Natalie is the Social Sciences Team Leader at the Claremont Colleges Library.
Sean M. Stone: Sean is the STEM Team Leader & Asian Studies Librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library.
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