Qualitative Assessment of Information Literacy Instruction

Wednesday, March 29 | 1:30PM–2:10PM | Ballroom DE
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
This poster will describe an approach to the qualitative assessment of in-person information literacy (IL) instruction sessions. It is based on three years' experience at the Colgate University Libraries. The poster looks at the following dimensions of this topic: (a) the theoretical support for taking a qualitative approach to IL assessment, (b) the "minute paper" technique used as an assessment instrument, (c) the use of the software tool MAXQDA for the analysis of assessment data, and (d) the manner in which this form of assessment can be used by individual instructors or at the program-level.

Outcomes: Articulate the theoretical value of a qualitative analysis approach to assessment * Create an assessment instrument that can be used to gather qualitative assessment data * Apply the concept of coding to the analysis of qualitative assessment data


  • Peter Rogers

    Librarian, Providence College