Effective Assessment Strategies for One Shot Library Instruction and Workshops

Recent trends in higher education are demanding more accountability and assessment from the academic library environment. This includes assessment in information literacy instruction. Do you find it difficult to incorporate assessment strategies into your one shot library instruction? This four week course will demonstrate how to create and use effective assessment strategies that can fit into the time constraints of one shot library instruction. This course will provide examples of how to seamlessly place iclicker tests, group activities, worksheets and gaming techniques into your sessions that will provide you with meaningful assessment data. The weekly modules will present engaging opportunities for instruction librarians from all types of libraries to discuss, collaborate and create tools that will support the value of assessing one shot library instruction. Participants will receive concrete examples of effective assessment strategies, a variety of best practices for assessing data and examples of how to provide your institution with evidence based conclusions on how your information literacy program is impacting student learning.  This course is relevant to all librarians who teach classes or workshops that focus on information literacy skills.

This course will focus on effective assessment strategies in one shot library instruction. Every week participants will view the video lecture (about 15-20 minutes of video), read the complimentary article, complete the weekly assignment and respond to their peers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Create and use effective assessment strategies in one shot library instruction.
  • Use assessment strategies to influence, change, and therefore improve on your instruction skills.
  • Use assessment data to determine the participant’s retention of information literacy skills.

Who Should Attend

This course would benefit Instruction Librarians, and will mainly focus on assessment in the academic library setting. It could also apply to any librarian who does instruction and is looking for effective assessment strategies.


Amanda Piekart is the Information Literacy Instructional Designer at Berkeley College. She earned her MSLIS from the Pratt Institute. She has previously presented at conferences on active learning, the faculty-librarian relationship and how to stay connected with colleagues through an internal e-newsletter. She is a team leader for the school of liberal arts library liaison program. At Berkeley College, Amanda has embedded herself in the college community. She is a club advisor, a mentor and serves on a variety of library committees.


How to Register

  • Online Registration closed
  • By Fax: download, complete, and fax form (PDF format) to (312) 280-1538
  • By Mail: download, complete, and mail form (PDF format) to American Library Association, ATTN: MACS/Online CE Registration, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611


Questions about your registration should be directed to registration@ala.org. Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Andrea Hill, RUSA Web Manager, at ahill@ala.org.

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!