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Library Support for Faculty

This guide encompasses all the services the library provides for faculty and instructors.

Mission Statement of Massasoit Library Information Literacy Group

In accordance with the Massasoit Community College Mission Statement and the Libraries Mission Statement, the Massasoit Community College Libraries are committed to supporting the educational and personal enrichment goals of our diverse community by providing Information Literacy instruction to groups in the classroom, individually, and online.

The AAC&U defines Information Literacy as “the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.” - Adopted from the National Forum on Information Literacy.

Therefore, the librarians at Massasoit Community College will:

  1. Educate and assess student proficiency in the ability to*:
    • Determine the extent of information needed

    • Access the needed information

    • Evaluate information and its sources critically

    • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose

    • Access and use information ethically and legally

  2. Collaborate with faculty and student services staff to integrate competencies across the curriculum.
  3. Work to meet the professional, personal enrichment and educational needs of college faculty and staff.

Information Literacy Rubric for Assessment

Assessment Projects

Major Assessment Milestones at Massasoit Library 2017-2020

2014: The AAC&U VALUE rubrics were adopted on Massasoit’s campus in 2014 to measure student competency levels of Institutional Student Learning Outcomes.  Information literacy and written communication were formally adopted as two core competencies.

2017:  Library collaborated with Writing Center & Online Learning to Develop MLILMs (Massasoit Libraries Information Literacy Modules) to address customizable Canvas integration of library research skill tutorials.  Several faculty trainings and presentations resulted from this initiative.

2018:  Formal Assessment Project of Information Literacy  & Written Communication based on MLILMs     

  1. Scorers included:  Rita Jones-Hyde, Erin Harte, Erin McCoy, Rachel Zyirek, Kathryn Neary, Pauline Aiello, Maria Fernandes
  2. Collected over 100 student artifacts via student self-selection – all disciplines    
  3. Data & relational questions submitted to IR 5.      
  4. Several institutional, regional and national conference presentations resulted from data 

 

2019-2020: Second formal Assessment Project - Nursing PICO Paper Susan Clover of Nursing approached library to assess the Nursing 303 Seminar’s PICO capstone research paper.

Scorers included:  Rita Jones-Hyde, Barbara Ambos, Erin McCoy, Kay Neary, Rachel Zyirek, Pauline Aiello, Madge Boldt, Rebecca Gagne, Lou Johnson, Susan Clover (NURS), Juliann Corey (NURS) Data & relational questions submitted to IR. 

Interested in a class, departmental or program assessment? Contact your library liaison!