Megan Oakleaf, MLS, PhD

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Upcoming Presentations

"From Passive to Active: The Impact of Libraries and Librarians on Increasing Student Learning, Improving Faculty Productivity, and Achieving Institutional Mission"
EDUCAUSE Annual Conference Featured Session, 2014

Past Presentations

"Practical Strategies for Building Assessment Capacity in Libraries"
with Steve Hiller
Library Assessment Conference, 2014

"Three Years of RAILS Research: The Take-Aways for Information Literacy Teaching, Learning, and Assessment"
Library Assessment Conference, 2014

"So What?  The Results and Impact of a Decade of IMLS-Funded Information Literacy Assessments"
with Carolyn Radcliff and Michelle Van Hoeck
Library Assessment Conference, 2014

"Library Value: Conceptualizing, Capturing, and Communicating Impact"
Library Assessment Conference, 2014

"The Value of Academic Libraries: Making an Institutional Impact"
SAALCK Workshop, 2014

"E-magine the Possibilities: The Role of the Library in E-Learning"
Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU), 2014

"eBooks in Academic Libraries: Conceptualizing and Communicating their Value and Impact"
ACRL-Choice Webinar, 2013

"Yellow Book, Blue Book"
St. Cloud State University Libraries, 2013

"Academic Library Impact: Engaging Stakeholders, Building Partnerships, and Telling the Story"
Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania, 2013

"Value of Academic Libraries: Research and Recommendations"
"Value of Academic Libraries: Reframing and Reflecting"
Penn State University Libraries, 2013

"Library Value: Conceptualing, Capturing, and Communicating Impact"
ARL Workshop at ALA Annual Conference, 2013

"Lessons for the Librarian: 10 Tips for Teaching the One-Shot Instruction Section"
with Steven Hoover, Beth Woodard, Debra Gilchrist, Jennifer Corbin, Michelle Millet, Patty Iannuzzi, and Randy Hensley
ALA Annual Conference, 2013
PPT

"The Importance of Using Data to Drive Innovation, Improve Services, and Demonstrate Value"
ProQuest Breakfast at ALA Annual Conference, 2013

"The Value of Serials in Academic and Special Libraries"
NASIG, 2013
PPT

"The Value of Academic Libraries: Research and Recommendations"
Cooperating Libraries in Consortium, 2013

"The Value of Academic Libraries: Reflecting, Reframing, and Reporting Results"
Cooperating Libraries in Consortium, 2013

"Assessing Undergraduate Student Research"
AALAC Conference, 2013

"'Do or Do Not...There is No Try': The Quest for Library Value"
with Melissa Bowles-Terry, Kate Peterson, Graham Stone, David Pattern, Shane Nackerud, and Jan Fransen
ACRL National Conference, 2013
PPT

"Choosing and Using Assessment Management Systems: What Librarians Need to Know"
with Jackie Belanger
ACRL National Conference, 2013
PPT, Handout

"Update on the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative"
with Lisa Hinchliffe and Kara Malenfant
ACRL National Conference, 2013

"Riding the RAILS of Rubric Assessment to Keep Information Literacy Learning on Track"
with Jackie Belanger, Claire Holmes, Jenny Rushing Mills, and Carroll Wilkinson
ACRL National Conference, 2013
PPT

"The One-Shot Mix Tape: Lessons for Planning, Delivering, and Integrating Instruction"
with Steven Hoover, Jennifer Corbin, Debra Gilchrist, Randy Hensley, Christopher Hollister, Michelle Millet, and Beth Woodard
ACRL National Conference, 2013
PPT

"Library Value: Conceptualizing, Capturing, and Communicating Impact"
Library Assessment Conference, 2012

"Getting Started with Learning Outcomes Assessment: Purposes, Practical Options, and Impact"
Library Assessment Conference
, 2012

"Project RAILS: Rubrics, Results, & Recommendations"
with Jackie Belanger and Jenny Mills
Library Assessment Conference, 2012

"What Do We Want to Know: Articulating a Research Agenda for the Value of Academic Libraries"
with Lisa Hinchliffe and Kara Malenfant
Library Assessment Conference, 2012

"Rubric Assessment: Results of a 10-Institution Study of Information Literacy Skills"
with Carrie Donovan
Assessment Institute, 2012

"Using Rubrics to Assess Student Skills"
WASC Retreat on Core Competencies: Critical Thinking and Information Literacy, 2012

"Assessments that Scale: Information Literacy Rubrics and Standardized Tests"
WASC Retreat on Core Competencies: Critical Thinking and Information Literacy, 2012

"Using Rubrics to Assess General Education"
University of Nevada - Las Vegas, 2012

"The Right Assessment Tool for the Job"
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Libraries, 2012

"Value of Academic Libraries Update Forum"
with Lisa Hinchliffe and Terri Fishel
ALA Annual, 2012

"Taking Instruction to the Next Level: Creating Evaluations to Assess Student Learning via Online Tools"
ACRL Science & Technology Section (STS) Assessment Committee Program
ALA Annual
, 2012
PPT

"Value of Academic Libraries Research Agenda"
ALA Annual, 2012
Handout for Brainstorming Research Questions
Revised Handout for Brainstorming Research Questions
Cards for Brainstorming Research Questions (printable on Avery business cards)
Evidence | Methods | Purposes | Stakeholders

"Happy RAILS to You: Using Rubrics for Authentic, Reliable, & Convincing Learning Assessments"
ALA Annual, 2012
Poster

"Evaluation of Learning in the Academic Library: Past Compulsory and Straight On to Compelling"
SCONUL Annual Conference, 2012
PPT

"A Multi-Institution Study of Rubric Assessment: Lessons Lived & Learned"
Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference, 2012
PPT

"Library Contributions to Well-Rounded Assessment Practice: Research & Recommendations"
Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference, 2012

"The Value of Academic Libraries: Research & Recommendations"
"The Value of Academic Libraries: Reframing, Reflecting, & Reporting Results"
Michigan Library Association Annual Conference, 2012

"500 Students, 50 Raters, and 5 Rubrics Later: What We Learned from an Authentic, Collaborative, & National Assessment Project"
with Jackie Belanger, Ning Zou, and Carroll Wilkinson
LOEX Conference, 2012
PPT

Using Rubrics in Single-Shot Instruction Sessions & More"
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Libraries, 2012

"Rubrics and Assessing Information Literacy: Results of a National Comparative Study"
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Libraries, 2012

""What's the Library's Impact Factor?  Library Value & the Difference We Make for Students & Faculty"
Boston Library Consortium Networking Day, 2012

"Play the Ace: Assessing, Communicating, & Expanding the Institutional Impact of Information Literacy"
LILAC Keynote, 2012

"Assessing the Value of Academic Libraries: Strategies, Tools, & Techniques"
MILEX, ACRL MD, USMAI Workshop, 2012

"On Beyond Zero: Strategies for Demonstrating Library Value"
Gray Family Speaker Series at Oregon State University, 2012

"Assessing Student Learning Using Analytic Rubrics: Initial Results of a National Study of Information Literacy Skills"
Indiana University SOTL Lecture, 2012
Website, PPT

"From Holistic to Analytic: Adapting VALUE Rubrics for Individual Campus Contexts"
with Jackie Belanger, Jametoria Burton, Jenny Mills, Carroll Wilkinson, and Ning Zou
AAC&U General Education and Assessment: New Contexts, New Cultures, 2012
PPT

"Update on ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries Initiative"
with Mary Ellen Davis, Lisa Hinchliffe, and Karen Brown
ALA Midwinter, 2012
PPT

"The Case for Librarians in the Classroom: Communicating the Value and Assessing the Impact"
University of Toronto Libraries Workshop, 2011

"The Value of Military Libraries"
Military Libraries Workshop, 2011
PPT

"Demonstrating Academic Library Value: A National Conversation"
ACRL/APLU/AIR/CIC Summit, 2011

"Transition to College: Checking Off Skills for 12-13 Success"
with Patricia Owen
AASL National Conference, 2011

"Assessing the Value of Academic Libraries: Strategies, Tools, and Techniques"
Rochester Regional Library Council Workshop, 2011

"Assessing the Impact of the Academic Library"
with Joe Matthews
9th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services, 2011

"Getting Information Literacy Assessment on Track: The RAILS Project"
9th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services, 2011
PPT

"Demonstrating the Value of the Library: Assessment Tools and Techniques"
with Steve Hiller, Annette Day, and Jennifer Rutner
ALA Annual Conference, 2011
PPT

"Determining the Real Value of Staff Development"
with Laura Blessing, Kathryn Deiss, Sue Baughman, and Sandra Smith
ALA Annual Conference, 2011
PPT

"Information Literacy Assessment at Champlain College: A Whole Different Plane"
Champlain College Librarian Retreat, 2011

"Library Assessment in the Real World"
"Library Assessment Rubrics"
"Strategies for Library Assessment"
Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference, 2011
PPT

"We're Teaching and Assessing--So Why Don't We Know What They're Learning?"
Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, University of Chicago, 2011
PPT

"Higher Ed Assessment: How Do Libraries Measure Up?"
Pennsylvania Library Association, College & Research Division Workshop, 2011

"Building Capacity for Demonstrating the Value of Academic Libraries"
ACRL, AIR, APLU, and CIC Planning Meeting, 2011

"Demonstrating Impact: The Quest for Data, Correlations, and a Clear Value Proposition"
CSU Council of Library Directors Webconference, 2011

"Ensuring Valid and Reliable Assessments of Student Learning"
LOEX Annual Pre-Conference Workshop, 2011

"Assessing Learning in the Libraries of the 5 Colleges: Tools, Techniques, and the Library Value Context"
Five Colleges Library Research, Instruction, &  Outreach Workshop, 2011

"Preparing Arizona's College Students of Tomorrow, Today"
Arizona State University Workshop, 2011
Website, Article

"Evidence Based Practice for Library Instruction"
Texas Library Association Conference, 2011
PPT

"Developing Information Literacy Program Goals"
"Using Outcomes and Methods to Create and Assess Information Literacy Learning"
University of Washington - Bothell Workshop, 2011

"Evolution or Revolution? Strategies for Demonstrating the Library's Impact in a New World of Assessment"
with Rachel Fleming-May and Michelle Millet
ACRL National Conference, 2011
PPT, Handout

"Value of Academic Libraries Exhibitor Discussion Forum"
with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Mary Ellen Davis
ACRL National Conference, 2011
PPT

"Value of Academic Libraries Panel"
with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Mary Ellen Davis
ACRL National Conference, 2011
PPT

"Supporting Student Learning and Success: The Role and Impact of Academic Libraries"
with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Kara Malenfant
AAC&U General Education and Assessment 3.0 Conference, 2011

"ACRL Research Coordinating Committee Value of Academic Libraries Forum"
with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
ALA Midwinter, 2011
PPT

"The Value of the Library in the Teaching and Learning Process"
ARL Library Assessment Forum, 2011
PPT

"Teaching LIS Students to Teach: An 'Unconference' Session"
with James Elmborg, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, and Melissa Wong
ALISE Conference, 2011
PPT

"The ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Project: Implications for Research, Teaching, and Learning in Library and Information Science"
with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Mary Ellen Davis
ALISE Conference, 2011
PPT

"Teaching and Assessing by Design"
Tulane University Workshop, 2010

"Integrative Programmatic Assessment for Information Literacy"
with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Debra Gilchrist
10th Annual Augustana Information Literacy in Academic Libraries Workshop, 2010

"Educating eScience Librarians"
with Jian Qin, John D'Ignazio, Kevin Crowston, Andrea Wiggins, Andreas, Kuehn, and Gail Steinhart
6th International Digital Curation Conference, 2010
Poster

"Recruiting for Results: Assessment Skills and the Academic Library Job Market"
with Scott Walter
Library Assessment Conference, 2010
PPT

"The Value of Academic Libraries: Findings and Implications for the Profession"
with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Mary Ellen Davis
Library Assessment Conference, 2010
PPT

"Learning Outcomes and the Academic Library"
Library Assessment Conference Keynote, 2010
PPT

"Getting Started with Learning Outcomes Assessment: Purposes, Practical Options, and Impact"
Library Assessment Conference Pre-Conference Workshop, 2010
PPT

"Academic Library Value: New Perspectives for Practice and Research"
Syracuse University Libraries Lunch Lecture, 2010

"The Value of Academic Libraries"
with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
ACRL OnPoint Chat, 2010

"Preparing Arizona's College Students of Tomorrow, Today"
Arizona State University Workshop, 2010
Website, Article

"Information Literacy Assessment and Seton Hill University"
Seton Hill Workshop, 2010

"Question, Find, Evaluate, Apply: Translating Evidence Based Practice to Information Literacy Instruction"
with Diana Wakimoto
ALA Annual Conference, 2010
PPT

"Yours, Mine, and Ours: Moving Students through the Information Literacy Ladder from High School through Community College to the College/University Level"
with Patricia Owen
ALA Annual Conference, 2010

"Norming an Information Literacy Workshop"
Pierce College Faculty Workshop, 2010

"Information Literacy Assessment in a 2.0 World: Changes & Challenges"
LaGuardia Community College Lecture, 2010
PPT

"Library Assessment & Learning Outcomes: Foundations, Premises, & Principles"
"Strategies for Library Assessment in the Real World"
Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Annual Library Conference, 2010
PPT

"Using Evidence to Make Strategic Decisions for Your Library"
"Using Rubrics for Library Assessment"
Massachusetts Library Association Annual Conference, 2010
PPT1, PPT2

"Adapting & Applying AAC&U's Information Literacy Rubric"
University of Rhode Island Faculty Workshop, 2010

"Faculty Collaboration & Outreach Strategies: Developing Your Message"
"Teaching through Reference Services"
"Matching Your Teaching & Learning Approach with Learner Needs"
"Measuring Our Impact: Assessing Teaching & Learning"
"Creating Your Strategic Teaching & Learning Plan"
"Promoting Active Learning through Effective Lesson Plan Design"
University of Washington Libraries Teaching & Learning Week, 2010

"How Do We Stack Up? Outcomes-Based Assessment for Library Instruction"
Texas Library Association Conference, 2010
PPT, Handout

"Puzzling Out Student Learning:  Using Rubrics to Assess Information Literacy at Trinity University"
Trinity University Faculty Workshop, 2010

"The Impact of Academic Libraries on Student Learning"
Rutgers, 2010

"The VALUE of Information Literacy Assessment Rubrics"
University of Kentucky Workshop, 2009

"'Teachable Instants': Taking the Opportunity or Taking a Pass"
with Amy VanScoy
15th Annual New Reference Research Forum, ALA Annual Conference, 2009
PPT, Handout

"Teacher Proficiencies: Applying Proficiency Standards for Instruction Librarians in Your Library"
ALA Annual Conference, 2009

"The Right Tool for the Job: Using Assessment in Library Instruction"
CORAL Workshop, 2009

"Rubric Assessment of Student Information Literacy Skills at Trinity University"
Trinity University Faculty Workshops, 2009

"Writing Rubrics Right: Avoiding Common Mistakes in Rubric Assessment"
ACRL National Conference, 2009
Handout

"The Right Tool for the Job: Picking the Best Method for Information Literacy Assessment"
with Debra Gilchrist and Carolyn Radcliff
ACRL National Conference, 2009
PPT

"Covering Assessment: Evaluating Student Learning & Informing Evidence-Based Decisions Using Rubrics & Performance Measures"
8th Annual Augustana Information Literacy in Academic Libraries Workshop, 2008
PPT

"Evidence-Based Bridge Building: K-16 Partnerships for First-Year Student Success"
with Patricia Owen
Academic Library Association of Ohio, 2008
PPT

"Using Evidence to Bridge the 12-13 Gap"
with Patricia Owen
Ohio Educational Library Media Association, 2008
PPT, Handout

"Getting Started with Learning Outcomes Assessment: Purposes, Practical Options, & Impact"
Library Assessment Conference, 2008
PPT

"Assessment Cycle or Circular File: Do Academic Librarians Use Information Literacy Assessment Data?"
with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
Library Assessment Conference, 2008
PPT, Handout

"Covering Assessment in LIS Education"
with Peter Hernon and Karin de Jager
Library Assessment Conference, 2008
PPT

"The New ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion Institute Track: Assessment in Action"
with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Debra Gilchrist, and Anne Zald
Library Assessment Conference, 2008
PPT

"Library Assessment: Measuring and Documenting the Library's Contribution to Academic Success"
New York University Faculty Resource Network, 2008

"'Once More Unto the Breach': Closing the Gap Between High School and Higher Education"
New England Association of Independent School Librarians, 2008
PPT

"Charting the Course: Teaching and Assessing Information Skills in Major-Designated Classes"
"Uncharted Territory: Exploring the Information Literacy Assessment Landscape"
Eastern Connecticut State University, 2008

"Shifting the Focus: Lessons Plans for Learning"
Library Instruction Seminar at SUNY-Fredonia, 2008

PPT, Lesson Plan Template, Blank Template

"A Form of Our Own:  Guidelines-Based Assessment of Teacher Librarians"
with Patricia Owen
Ohio Educational Library Media Association, 2007
PPT

"Demystifying Assessment: Evaluating Student Learning"
New England Library Instruction Group, 2007
PPT

"Using Rubrics for Evidence Based Decision-Making: What Do Librarians Need to Learn?"
Evidence Based Library & Information Practice Conference, 2007
PPT, Paper, Award

"Research Tasks Required of Freshmen: An Evidence-Based Approach to Curriculum-Integrated Instruction"
with Amy VanScoy
Evidence Based Library & Information Practice Conference, 2007
Poster

"Using Educational Theory to Enhance Virtual Reference Instruction: A Study in Progress"
Association of Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference, 2007
Poster

"The Right Assessment Tool for the Job:  Seeking a Match Between Method and Need"
Library Assessment Conference, 2006
PPT, Handout

"Assessment of Student Information Literacy Skills: An Investigation of a Rubric Approach"
NCSU Undergraduate Assessment Symposium, 2006
PPT

"Using Rubrics to Assess Student Skills: Successful Strategies and Lessons Learned"
Texas A&M Assessment Conference, 2006
PPT

"Rubric Assessment of Student Responses to an Information  Literacy Tutorial"
with Steve McCann
NCSU Undergraduate Assessment Symposium, 2004
PPT

"Assessing Information Literacy: How University Libraries Can Contribute to Measurement of Student Skills"
with Marilee Bresciani
Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis Assessment Institute, 2004
PPT

"Simple Strategies for Effective Online Tutorials"
with Carolyn Argentati
EDUCAUSE, 2004
PPT

"LILO (Learning Information Literacy Online) Workshop"
University of Hawaii Libraries, 2004

"Online Privacy vs. Enhanced Virtual Reference"
with Amy VanScoy
ACRL National Conference, 2003

"Virtual Reference and Patron Privacy: What Do Patrons Really Want?"
with Amy VanScoy
Virtual Reference Desk Conference, 2002

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