ACRL releases 'Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians'

For Immediate Release
Fri, 07/31/2015


Kathryn Deiss

Content Strategist


CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians.” Authored by Cassandra Kvenild and Melissa Bowles-Terry, “Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians” provides the tools librarians need to quickly and meaningfully assess student knowledge in the classroom.

Kvenild and Bowles-Terry share 24 tried-and-true assessment tools, along with library-specific examples, to help librarians assess students’ ability to recall, analyze and apply new knowledge. The assessment tools in “Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians” actively engage students by asking them to think, write and reflect. Librarians can use results of these assessments as a starting point to define and measure information literacy learning outcomes as well as to improve their teaching skills and instructional design.

This collection of assessment techniques can be adapted to multiple learning environments, including traditional one-shot library instruction, online instruction and for-credit courses. “Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians” is essential reading for academic libraries participating in instruction activities and will prove useful to school libraries with strong information literacy programs, as well as library and information school collections.

“Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians” is available for purchase in print, as an e-book, and as a print/ e-book bundle through the ALA Online Store; in print and for Kindle through; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.