Hutchins Library is running a pilot information literacy assessment project during the first eight weeks of the fall semester. It also runs during the first four weeks of the spring semester.
- Incoming students take an information literacy assessment survey prior to their arrival on campus.
- Students receive their assessment results by letter during the first week of classes.
- If students demonstrate competency in the basic information literacy skills that the assessment evaluates, they are certified as competent.
- If students do not demonstrate competency in any or all basic information literacy skills, students have the option to enroll in one or more workshops that address any areas needing improvement.
- Workshops are offered during the first eight weeks of the fall semester and the first four weeks of the spring semester.
- Students register for the workshops online via the library website at times convenient to them. The library offers workshops at various times, including nights and weekends. Workshops last 30 minutes. At the end of the workshop, students will take a short assessment to demonstrate competency.
- Student participation in the program is optional. Basic information literacy skills lay the foundation for student success during the first year and beyond.