Pre-Assessment of Library Skills

Developed as part of presentation/publication, January 2000. Some of the ERIC documents numbered higher than ED348466 may now be available online if you have access to ERIC EDRS's E-Subscribe service.

UPDATED!! sites updated January 2004; a lot of the sites on the original list are now gone! however, since 2000 an incredible amount of new material has appeared; at this time I am not updating this list, just cleaning it up but maybe someday.....


Alexander, Linda B. "LIBS 1000: A Credit Course in Library Skills at East Carolina University." ERIC, ED376 818 (1994).

"Assessment Of Familiarity With Library Terms." Delta College Library, University Center, Michigan. <> (13 Jan. 2004).

Assessment Planning Committee, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. "An Assessment Plan For Information Literacy." May 1, 1996 (Final) <> (13 Jan. 2004).

Avery, Susan. "Search Strategy Checklist." Staley Library, Millikin University <> (13 Jan. 2004).

Baker, Mark. What Do Your Students Know and When Do They Know It? Pp. 106-107 in Library Research Skills Workbook, Grades 7-12. Worthington, OH: Linworth Publishing Co., 1990.

Brown, Lyn S. and Jeremiah G. Ryan. "The Relationship of Time to Effectiveness in Research Skills Instruction for Students at Philadelphia College of Bible." ERIC ED402931 (1995).

"Cal State L.A. Website on Information Competence" <> (13 Jan. 2004).

Cameron, Lynn. "Assessment of Library Skills". Pp. 47-50 in What is Good Instruction Now : Library Instruction for the 90s (National LOEX Library Instruction Conference 20th : 1992 : Eastern Michigan University). Ann Arbor, Mich.: Published for Learning Resources and Technologies, Eastern Michigan University, by Pierian Press, 1993.

Chiang, Ching-hsin. "Learning COMCAT (Computer Output Microform Catalog): Library Training Program for Foreign Students at New York Institute of Technology." ERIC ED343 613 (1991).

Clougherty, Leo et al. "The University of Iowa Libraries' Undergraduate User Needs Assessment." College and Research Libraries 59, no. 6 (November 1998): 573-584.

Coupe, Jill. "Undergraduate Library Skills: Two Surveys at John Hopkins University." Research Strategies 11, no. 4 (Fall 1993): 188-201.

Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of School Libraries and Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Curriculum Development Services. The Middle School Library Media Center. Instructional Units. ERIC ED231 356 (1982).

"Examples of Good Assessments." Delta College Library, University Center, Michigan. < (13 Jan. 2004).

Fenske, Rachel F. and Susan E. Clark. "Incorporating Library Instruction in a General Education Program for College Freshmen." RSR: Reference Services Review 23, no. 3 (1995): 69-74.

Fernandez, Georgina. "Pretest-Posttest Evaluation of Course Integrated Library Instruction in a Community College: A Critique of an Experiment." ERIC, ED293576 (1985).

Fields, Carolyn B. "Using Results of a Pre-Test to Determine Lecture Content: A Case Study." [1982/1983 survey at San Jose State University] Research Strategies 5, no. 1 (Winter 1987): 29-35.

Fowler, Rena. "Assessment of Library Skills and Traits of Entering and Lower English Students, Northern Michigan University, Olsen Library." ERIC ED 339 370 (1990).

Franklin, Godfrey and Ronald C. Toifel. "The Effects of BI on Library Knowledge and Skills among Education Students." Research Strategies 12, no.4 (Fall 1994): 224-37.

Fry, Thomas K. and Joan Kaplowitz. "The English 3 Library Instruction Program at UCLA: A Follow-Up Study." Research Strategies. 6, no. 3 (Summer 1988): 100-108.

Geffert, Bryn and Beth Christensen. "Things They Carry; attitudes toward, opinions about, and knowledge of libraries and research among incoming college students." [1996 study of St. Olaf students; 'Week One Library Survey"] Reference & User Services Quarterly 37, no. 3 (Spring 1998): 279-289.

Geffert, Bryn and Robert Bruce. "Whither BI? Assessing Perceptions of Research skills Over an Undergraduate Career." RQ 36, no. 3 (Spring 1997): 409-417.

Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services. "Library/Study Skills Instruction in Hawaii's Schools: A Guide for Teachers and Librarians." ERIC, ED232 645 (1982)

"How Competent I Feel About My Information Literacy Skills." Delta College Library, University Center, Michigan. <> (13 Jan. 2004).

"Information Literacy Outcomes and Assessment". Delta College, University Center, Michigan. <> (20 Jan. 2000).

Kaplowitz, Joan. "A Pre- and Post-Test Evaluation of the English 3-Library Instruction Program at UCLA." Research Strategies 4, no.1 (Winter 1986): 11-17.

Krentz, Roger. "Library Literacy of Incoming College Freshmen". ERIC, ED 346 886 (1989).

Kuhlthau, Carol. "Perceptions of the Information Search Process in Libraries: a study of changes from high school through college." Information Processing & Management 24, no. 4 (1988): 419-427.

Kunkel, Lilith R. et al. "What Do They Know? An Assessment of Undergraduate Library Skills." Journal of Academic Librarianship 22, no. 6(November 1996): 430-434.

Langley, Linda B. "The Effects of a Credit Course in Bibliographic Instruction." Technicalities 7, no. 11(November 1987): 3-7.

Lawson, V Lonnie. "Students' Preference for Bibliographic Instruction: Library Tour vs. a Computer-Assisted Instruction Program." ERIC, ED335 055 (1987).

Lawson, V Lonnie. "Using a Computer-Assisted Instruction Program to Replace the Traditional Library Tour: An Experimental Study." RQ 29, no. 1 (Fall 1989): 71-79.

"Library Skills Assessment." Delta College Library, University Center, Michigan. <> (13 Jan. 2004).

Libutti, Patricia O'Brien, ed. Teaching Information Retrieval and Evaluation Skills to Education Students and Practitioners; a casebook of applications. Chicago, Il.: American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, Education and Behavioral Sciences Section, 1995.

London Guildhall University. "DeLiberations in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Assessment". (13 Jan. 2004).

Lutzker, Marilyn. Research Projects For College Students : What to Write Across the Curriculum. N.Y.: Greenwood Press, 1988.

Michaelsen, Karen Lueck. "Student Survey and Pre-Test, Introduction to Information Resources" Seattle Community College. <> (20 Jan. 2000).

Neuman, Delia and Rebecca Van Campen Jackson. "MAJIK/1: HyperCard Introduction to the Use of Periodicals. Final Report." ERIC ED323 964 (1990).

Paterson, Ellen R. "An Assessment of College Library Skills." RQ 17,no. 3 (Spring 1978): 226-29.

Platoff, Annie, Linda Shackle, and Orchid Mazurkiewicz, compilers. "Univ 100 Library Projects: Library Skills & Research Skills" from Help Using the Library; Guides for Doing Term Papers. Arizona State University Libraries. <> (14 Jan. 2004)

Primack, Alice. "Information Skills Mini-Course." University of Florida. <> (14 Jan. 2004).

Sheridan, Jean, editor. Writing-Across-the-Curriculum and the Academic Library; A Guide for Librarians, Instructors, and Writing Program Directors. N.Y.: Greenwood Press, 1995.

Smith, Drew, ed. "Directory of Online Resources for Information Literacy" <> (14 Jan. 2004).

Stripling, Barbara. "Expectations for Achievement and Performance: Assessing Student Skills." NASSP Bulletin 83, no. 605 (March 1999): 44-52.

Swanson, Judy, contact. "CSU Information Competence Tutorials." Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA. <> (14 Jan. 2004).

Vidmar, Dale J. "Affective Change: Integrating Pre-sessions in the Students' Classroom Prior to Library Instruction." Reference Services Review 26, no. 3/4 (Fall/Winter 1998): 75-95; see also: (powerpoint slides) {14 Jan. 2004}.

Viles, Ann. "Appalachian State University Information Literacy Assessment, Fall 1999." <> (14 Jan. 2004).

Whitmire, Ethelene. "Development of Critical Thinking Skills: An Analysis of Academic Library Experiences and Other Measures." College and Research Libraries 59, no. 3 (May 1998): 266-273.

Wollter, Patricia. ["Development &/or Furthering Library Research Skills for Local Junior and Senior High School Students."]. ERIC, ED324 025 (1987).

Zahner, Jane E. "Thoughts, Feelings and Actions: Integrating Domains in Library Instruction." ERIC ED362 215 (1993).

Marsha Miller
Instruction Librarian, Indiana State University Library