Friday, March 11, 2011

ALA Announces Publication Award

In a press release dated March 1, 20011, ACRL's Instruction Section announced the winner of the Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award. Megan Jane Oakleaf received this award for her article "Information Literacy Instruction Assessment Cycle: A Guide for Increasing Student Learning and Improving Librarian Instructional Skills" which was published in the Journal of Documentation. Assessment might seem like old news as we strive to be forward thinking. However, as we consider the future of information literacy instruction across educational institutions, I think effective assessment can teach librarians about where we have been (one important component of predicting the future) and improve the likelihood that we will create and maintain effective programs into the future.

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