Open University Library: impact and effectiveness of information literacy interventions

Kirsty Baker, Gill Needham


The Library's Information Literacy Unit,
launched in 2002, has produced an IL Strategy
for the University and coordinates an ongoing
work programme, including face to face
training, the development of online materials,
input into courses throughout the curriculum
and stand alone online courses. The idea was to
develop a tool of some kind which would
enable us to measure the effectiveness of our
various interventions, to allow learners to
ascertain their level of skills and hence
understand their development needs in this area,
and also to help us to understand the needs of
our learners (students and staff). We were also
interested in possible research applications in
the future.


information literacy; e-learning; impact measurement

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