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)

Terry Taylor (DePaul University, Chicago)

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