ACRL announces the publication of Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians. Authored by Cassandra Kvenild and Melissa Bowles-Terry, Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians provides the tools librarians need to quickly and meaningfully assess student knowledge in the classroom.
Kvenild and Bowles-Terry share 24 tried and true assessment tools, along with library-specific examples, to help librarians assess students’ ability to recall, analyze, and apply new knowledge. The assessment tools in Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians actively engage students by asking them to think, write, and reflect. Librarians can use results of these assessments as a starting point to define and measure information literacy learning outcomes as well as to improve their teaching skills and instructional design.
This collection of assessment techniques can be adapted to multiple learning environments, including traditional one-shot library instruction, online instruction, and for-credit courses. Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians is essential reading for academic libraries participating in instruction activities, and will prove useful to school libraries with strong information literacy programs, as well as library and information school collections.
Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians is available for purchase in print, as an e-book, and as a print/ e-book bundle through the ALA Online Store; in print and for Kindle through Amazon.com; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.