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Information Literacy Assessment

Value of Information Literacy Programs


Summary of Documented Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success:

  • Libraries play an important role in helping students survive their first year at college. Students who received some kind of instruction from librarians in their first year do better in their courses than those who don’t.
  • Students who use libraries tend to stay in college and get better grades than those who don’t.
  • Students benefited when libraries partnered with other offices that support students such as writing centers and academic enrichment programs.
  • Library information literacy programs can positively affect the goals of general education learning outcomes such as critical thinking, problem solving and civic engagement.
  • Libraries were able to demonstrate a connection between library instruction and retention, engagement, and overall academic experience.