Call for Papers: Theme issue

Call for contributions to Communications in Information Literacy (CIL): Special issue on assessment in information literacy instruction
(Publication date: October 2009).

Issue Editors:
Sarah McCord (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences)
Sarah.McCord@mcphs.edu

Terry Taylor (DePaul University, Chicago) ttaylor@depaul.edu

The aim of this special issue is to highlight ways in which assessment has been and can be used to inform and improve instruction in a variety of settings, from individual classroom sessions to comprehensive information literacy programs.

Manuscript topics may include, but are not limited to:

* Description and evaluation of the use of standardized assessment instruments, rubrics, audience response systems, or any other
assessment methods or tools in information literacy education or library instruction;

* Assessment of traditional classroom, online, and/or hybrid methods of library instruction or information literacy education;

* Programmatic or curricular approaches to assessment of student performance in information literacy education or library instruction;

* Design and validation of library instruction or information literacy education related assessment instruments;

* Methods of assessment for learner-centered teaching in a library context;

* Reviews of the literature of any of the above.

Deadline for submission: Friday, May 1, 2009.

Author Guidelines:
CIL seeks manuscripts on subject matter of interest to professionals in the area of higher education who are committed to advancing information literacy. Manuscripts may be theoretical, research-based, or of a practical nature.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to BOTH issue editors as Microsoft Word documents. CIL is a peer-reviewed open-access publication, and authors retain the rights to their published works.


ISSN: 1933-5954