Information literacy monitoring and evaluation
The British Library for Development Studies (BLDS) has been developing an information literacy programme over the past two years which includes course materials and an online network for trainers and practitioners to share best practice.
As part of this programme BLDS and the RIN are working together develop a monitoring and evaluation toolkit, including practical examples, to inform the development and impact measurement of information literacy training. Much of the work that BLDS have been doing has been within an African context and so the intention is to develop a toolkit for African trainers of information literacy which will be widely disseminated. This toolkit will include practical tools such as pre and post-course questionnaires, as well as case studies illustrating how these tools can be used.
BLDS and RIN will be consulting widely in order to set out a toolkit that genuinely reﬂects the circumstances and needs of trainers in Africa. In the ﬁrst instance, we are disseminating a questionnaire to get a feel for current practice in the development of information literacy interventions.
We invite information literacy practitioners to contribute to the questionnaire, run through Survey Monkey. The questionnaire is open during the period 4 November to 25 November 2011 and should take between 15-30 minutes to complete.
Following analysis of the responses, there will be in-depth, qualitative consultations early in 2012 in Africa at a university yet to be conﬁrmed. Please indicate in the questionnaire whether you would like to join these workshops and/or focus groups.The formulation of the toolkit itself will follow during the ﬁrst quarter of next year.