The library has been assessing students' information literacy skills and librarians teaching skills since 2007. At this time, our assessment plans at the Touro Libraries include the following:
1. Information Literacy Skills via Library Research 101 via Blackboard
Library Research 101 is a self-paced tutorial designed to help students become efficient researchers able to identify, locate, evaluate, and use information while avoiding plagiarism. The tutorial consists of six topics:
2. Faculty evaluation of our teaching library staff
Faculty can assess their students' information literacy skills in a variety of formats, such as minute papers, portfolios, self-assessments, and rubrics. A rubric can be created for assessing one skill at a time, such as an annotated bibliography assignment, or for assessing information literacy skills in general.