Thursday, February 4, 2010

CARL Research Award Announcement

CARL is the California chapter of the American Library Association's (ALA) Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Posted on various lists:

The CARL Research Award Committee is excited to announce the winners of this year’s CARL Research Award: Shannon Staley, Valeria Molteni, and Christina Peterson.

These CARL members submitted a team proposal entitled “Standardized Information Literacy Assessment: An Institution-Specific Approach.”

All three of the team members work at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San Jose State University.

The objectives of the proposed research are as follows:

 Implement a consistent and comprehensive means of information literacy assessment
 Apply learning outcomes based on ACRL standards
 Develop assessment instruments customizable to specific disciplines and courses at their university
 Evaluate programmatic strengths and weaknesses through a systematic approach to data analysis
 Provide an opportunity to improve library instruction through a more accurate reading of student learning
 Share findings with other library professionals

The team has been awarded $1,971 to complete their research.

The CARL Research Award Committee received a total of 13 applications. We are thrilled with the number of applications we received, and thought there were a number of strong proposals.

We look forward to hearing back from the winning team in one year for a report on their research. The report will be presented to the CARL membership at either the CARL Conference or in the CARL Newsletter. Congratulations to all the applicants for a great round of research proposals and especially to our award winners!

The CARL Research Award Committee

Alexandra Chappell, Claremont Colleges
Bonnie Gratch-Lindauer, City College of San Francisco
Aline Soules, California State University, East Bay
Carol Spector, Chair, University of San Francisco

Carol Spector
University of San Francisco
Gleeson Library | Geschke Center
2130 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94117-1049

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