Valerie Perry and Jason Keinsley
In an effort to comply with SACS accreditation requirements and to provide meaningful information literacy sessions, our library system created an ongoing program-level assessment of our information literacy program. We based our learning outcomes and related rubrics on the ACRL learning outcomes and sought the advice of various information literacy experts. One of our biggest challenges was determining how to collect student artifacts which we could score using our rubrics and save for sharing as needed with the accrediting body when they visited our campus. We tried various methods including Blackboard Outcomes and finally realized that one of the simplest solutions was also the most efficient and accessible for students, librarians and later the library assessment group. In this brief presentation I will explain how our information literacy assessment works and demo our Google Docs solution. This could be helpful for all conference attendees who deal with teaching and assessing information literacy as well as those who serve as library administrators. We were successful in complying with the accreditation requirements when the agency visited our campus recently and we wish to share our techniques with others.