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:
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
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
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.