Communications in Information Literacy, Vol 3, No 2 (2009)

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Information Literacy Rubrics within the Disciplines

Britt A. Fagerheim, Flora G. Shrode

Abstract


This paper reports the results of a pilot project in which the authors developed rubrics for assessing information literacy in the disciplines and examined whether rubrics are a feasible and effective method for librarians to assess their students’ information literacy skills. We developed rubrics for capstone classes in chemistry and psychology based on benchmarks appropriate for each major. We then used the rubrics to assess the research and information literacy skills the students displayed in their papers or projects.

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