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Information Literacy: Assessment 2013-2017

Project SAILS Information Literacy Assessment

The University Libraries at all Johnson & Wales campuses have been utilizing the Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy (SAILS) test as a benchmark assessment to evaluate student information seeking skills. Reports are available for the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, and 2016/17 academic years. 

SAILS is based on the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

Results obtained from the SAILS test allow librarians and administrators to reliably determine students' information literacy skills and enhance information literacy instruction throughout the curriculum. JWU is administering Standardized Information Literacy Assessment (SAILS) as part of its commitment to evidence-based learning. 

For more information contact Sarah Naomi Campbell, Instruction Librarian.

SAILS Reports

Reports show information literacy knowledge at the cohort level by skill set, major, and class standing; and compare Johnson & Wales Libraries’ scores with that of peer institutions.