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About this Project

In 2018, the Information Literacy Assessment Task Force took on the action item to pilot a information literacy survey instrument to complement existing initiatives underway by the Return on Investment (ROI) board committee.  (This falls under the strategic plan goal of creating tools and documentation for assessing libraries to better understand our impact and our stakeholders.)

After a review of available tools, the task force decided to implement the Information Literacy Assessment & Advocacy Project (ILAAP), an assessment tool designed to investigate the information literacy skills of first and second-year post-secondary students. ILAAP was selected due to its free cost and customizable features.

Piloting of this tool begins in Fall 2018 and is open to any PALNI school.

During Spring 2019, PALNI librarians who participate in the pilot will be able to contribute new questions to the ILAAP test bank.

How to Participate

Participating in PALNI’s implementation of the IILAAP Project is easy!  

  1. Decide how you’d like to use the survey. Do you want to try to survey an entire class year? Individual classes? Other groups?
  2. Once you've got some ideas, please fill out this Google form to let us know you're planning to participate.
  3. Then, decide when you’d like to use the survey. You’ll need to register for a survey at least 24 hours in advance.
  4. When you’re ready to request a survey, go to this link.    
  5. Fill out the form and use questions from the PALNI question bank below. You do not have to use all of the questions, simply pick or choose from our list. Please do not use any questions not on our list. (Hint: Use CTRL-F to more easily find questions within the question bank.)
  6. For the name of your institution, please select US-IN-PALNIConsortium.
  7. VERY IMPORTANT: In the box that asks for: Course Name, Course Number, and Section, Please put the name of your school first. This will be the ONLY way we can identify classes from your school.
    Example: DePauw, ENG 151 D
  8. Once you’ve completed the questionnaire, a personalized survey invite will appear in your e-mail inbox within 24 hours after the test is administered. You can then embed the link in a LibGuide or create a tiny URL for easier student access.  Alert students that the interface will say WASSAIL Reports.
  9. You will receive a report with your results within one working day of when your testing period ends.

Question Bank

Please choose from the following questions for your students. These questions have been selected from the longer list for PALNI schools to use. We suggest using no more than three demographic questions.

 

WASSAIL Number

Question

Questions suitable for a pre-test:

3089

Your year of study: □ 1st □ 2nd □ 3rd □ 4th □ Other

4305

I have attended a library instruction session previously. Yes, no, I am not sure

4297

Any questions or comments? Text box and "I have no questions or comments" opt out

Questions suitable for a post-test or at the end of a single session:

3089

Your year of study: □ 1st □ 2nd □ 3rd □ 4th □ Other

4305

I have attended a library instruction session previously. Yes, no, I am not sure

3094

What is the most useful thing you learned in today’s library instruction session? Text box and "I did not learn anything new in the session" opt out

3675

Based on the content covered in today’s session, what remains unclear for you? Text box and "Nothing remains unclear" option

4247

I feel more comfortable using the library because of the library instruction.* Agree - Disagree scale (with neutral option in middle)

4300

What would you like to know more about? Text box and "I can't think of anything I would like to know more about right now" opt out

4297

Any questions or comments? Text box and "I have no questions or comments" opt out

Please choose from  the following questions for your students. These questions have been selected from the longer list for PALNI schools to use.

 

Q #

Recommended Year

Category

ACRL Frame

3863

First

Format

Information Creation as a Process

 

Scholarship as Conversation

3878

Second/Third

Subjects

Searching as Strategic Exploration

3966

Second

Subjects

Searching as Strategic Exploration

4229

First

Boolean

Searching as Strategic Exploration

3885

First

Keywords

Searching as Strategic Exploration

4056

First/Second

Keywords

Searching as Strategic Exploration

3891

First

Call Number

Searching as Strategic Exploration

4057

First

Call Number/Subject

Searching as Strategic Exploration

3971

First/Second

Keywords

Searching as Strategic Exploration

4301

First/Second

Citation, MLA

Scholarship as Conversation

3899

First/Second

Citation, Chicago

Scholarship as Conversation

3900

First/Second

Citation, ASA

Scholarship as Conversation

4302

First/Second

Citation, CSE

Scholarship as Conversation

4232

Second

Citation, APA

Scholarship as Conversation

4233

First/Second

Format

Authority is Constructed and Contextual

4060

First/Second

Format

Authority is Constructed and Contextual

 

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Information Literacy Assessment Task Force

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This guide was created by a task force of PALNI librarians. 

Task Force Members:
Eric Bradley | Goshen College / PALNI 
Jessica Mahoney | Franklin College
Ruth Szpunar | DePauw University / PALNI
Z. Sylvia Yang | DePauw University

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