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ACRL/NY Symposium 2001
Learning Outcomes Assessment: A Step Forward 

Hannelore B. Rader 

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Speaker biography

Hannelore B. Rader, has been University Librarian and Dean at the University of Louisville in Kentucky since January 1997. She has served on national and international committees dealing with information literacy. She has given many workshops and presentations nationally and internationally and has more than 80 publications related to information literacy and library administration. She is very proud of her recent work with the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education issued by the Association of College and Research Libraries. She has taught library and information skills in undergraduate and graduate settings as well as in schools of library and information science. She has received numerous honors; among them are the ACRL - Miriam Dudley Award for Bibliographic Instruction, the Literati Award for Best Article from MCB Press, London, April, 2000, and being selected as the ACRL Academic and Research Librarian of the Year in 1999.

Presentation abstract

"Assessing Information Literacy Outcomes in Higher Education"

This speaker states that all members of the higher education community need to gain information/technology skills and fluency. She will discuss how librarians and faculty can collaborate to ensure that students gain the necessary skills for life-long learning and productive work by teaching critical information skills throughout the curricula. Outcome measurements that help faculty and librarians assess if students have achieved information literacy competency will be discussed.