Using Authentic Assessment in Information Literacy Programs: Tools, Techniques, and Strategies (Paperback)

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Using Authentic Assessment in Information Literacy Programs: Tools, Techniques, and Strategies (Paperback)

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Assessment of student learning continues to be an urgent topic in higher education. For librarians who provide information literacy instruction, creating and implementing authentic assessment instruments asking students to "analyze, synthesize and apply" what they learn is especially challenging, since most librarians have little more than an hour in which to teach students and assess their learning.

Using Authentic Assessment in Information Literacy Programs: Tools, Techniques, and Strategies offers teaching librarians practical resources and approaches that will help them to implement authentic assessment in any instructional setting. Sections include:

  • What is "authentic" assessment?
  • Authentic assessment tools and techniques across teaching modes
  • How to adapt authentic assessment to individual library needs
  • Using authentic assessment to inform teaching strategies and instructional design

Whether you provide one-shot instruction sessions or for-credit courses, in person or online, this book will help you to develop and implement authentic assessment of student learning.
Jennifer S. Ferguson is the Team Lead, Arts and Humanities, at the Tisch Library of Tufts University, providing innovative and proactive library service in the areas of research, teaching, and learning to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. Jennifer has published on topics that include education for librarianship, discovery layer usability, and streaming video in academic libraries, and won the Association of College & Research Libraries-New England Chapter 2017 Best Paper Award. She has also been invited to speak at regional, national, and international conferences on a wide array of topics, including information literacy and authentic assessment. She has a BA from UCLA, an MA from Rutgers University, and an MSLIS from Simmons College and has worked in both special and academic libraries.
Product Details ISBN: 9781538104811
ISBN-10: 1538104814
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: October 15th, 2018
Pages: 170
Language: English