Information Literacy

Information Literacy Assessment Timeline (October 2010)

Information Literacy Plan

The Plan for Information Literacy at the University of Rhode Island was developed in 2000 by the University Libraries. The plan was an incremental and multi-year plan, and was developed to address the information literacy needs of all university students and faculty. This plan is available to help develop information literacy outcomes for students and faculty in your college or program. For assistance in developing information literacy outcomes for your college or program, please contact Mary MacDonald, Information Literacy Librarian at 401-874-4635 or

NOTE: The Information Literacy Plan at URI is currently being revised.


Information Literacy Resources:

Hernon, P., & Dugan, R.E. (2002). An action plan for outcomes assessment in your library.Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

Oakleaf, M. (2009). The information literacy instruction assessment cycle: A guide for increasing student learning and improving librarian instructional skills. Journal of Documentation, 65(4), 539-560.

Oakleaf, M. (2009). Writing information literacy assessment plans: A guide to best practice.Communications in Information Literacy, 3(2), 80-89.

Oakleaf, M. (2010). The value of academic libraries: A comprehensive research review and report. Association of College & Research Libraries. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. Retrieved from

Oakleaf, M. (2011). Are they learning? Are we? Learning outcomes and the academic library.The Library Quarterly, 81(1), 61-82.

Oakleaf, M. & Kaske, N. (2009). Guiding questions for assessing information literacy in higher education. Libraries and the Academy, 9(2), 273-286.

Saunders, L. (2007). Regional accreditation organizations’ treatment of information literacy: Definitions, collaboration, and assessment. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 33(3), 317-326.

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