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Publications & Presentations

RAILS Publications

Holmes, C. & Oakleaf, M.  (2013).  The Official (and Unofficial) Rules for Norming Rubrics Successfully. Journal of Academic Librarianship,39(6), 599-602.

Oakleaf, M. (2011). Staying On Track With Rubric Assessment: Five Institutions Investigate Information Literacy Learning. Peer Review, 13/14(4/1), 18-21.

RAILS Presentations

Closing the Assessment Loop: Lessons Learned about Managing the Information Literacy Assessment Cycle and Acting on Results
ACRL National Conference 2015
presented by Claire Holmes, Ning Zou, Jenny Mills, and Megan Oakleaf
Poster

So What?  The Results and Impact of a Decade of IMLS-Funded Information Literacy Assessments
Library Assessment Conference 2014
Seattle, WA,  August 4-6, 2014.
presented by Megan Oakleaf

"3 Years of Rubric Research: The Take Aways for Information Literacy Teaching, Learning, & Assessment"
Library Assessment Conference 2014
Seattle, WA,  August 4-6, 2014.
presented by Megan Oakleaf

"Think Any Rubric Will Do?  Nope.  You Need to Norm"
Reinventing Libraries, Reinventing Assessment
New York, NY,  June 6, 2014.
presented by Megan Oakleaf and Claire Holmes
Poster

"Rubric Assessment (a la RAILS) for your Library's Instruction Program"
WILU 2014
London, Ontario, May 21-23, 2014.
pre-conference presented by Claire Holmes and Carroll Wilkinson

"Rev Up Information Literacy Assessment: Use Rubrics to Close That Loop!"
Maryland Library Association Annual Conference 2014
Ocean City, MD, May 2014
presented by Claire Holmes and Carissa Tomlinson
Slides

"TU's Excellent Rubric Assessment Adventures: On The RAILS"
MILEX Assessment Workshop
Baltimore, MD,  March 2014
presented by Claire Holmes
Slides

“Riding the RAILS of Rubric Assessment to Keep Information Literacy Learning on Track”
ACRL Conference 2013
Indianapolis, IN, April 10-13, 2013.
presented by Jackie Belanger, Claire Holmes, Jenny Rushing  Mills, and Carroll Wilkinson
* Honorable Mention in the ACRL People’s Choice Awards

"Adapting Project RAILS at Florida State College at Jacksonville"
The Community College Conference on Learning Assessment
Orlando, FL, February 2013.
presented by Jametoria Burton

"RAILS Results 1 Year Later: What We've Learned and Changed So Far"
Library Assessment Conference
Charlottesville, VA, October 2012 
poster presented by Jackie Belanger, Claire Holmes, Jenny Rushing  Mills, and Carroll Wilkinson
Winner of "People's Choice" and "Judge's Choice" Award!
Poster

"Project RAILS: Rubrics, Results, and Recommendations"
Library Assessment Conference
Charlottesville, VA, October 2012 
presented by Megan Oakleaf, Jenny Rushing Mills, and Jackie Belanger
PPT

"Happy RAILS to You! Using Rubrics for Authentic, Reliable, and Convincing Learning Assessments"
ALA Annual Conference
Anaheim, CA. June 2012
Poster

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

"500 Students, 50 Raters, and 5 Rubrics Later: What We Learned from an Authentic, Collaborative, and National Assessment Project"
presented by Megan Oakleaf, Jackie Belanger, Ning Zou, Carroll Wilkinson
LOEX Conference
Columbus, Ohio, May 2012
PPT

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

“Off the RAILS! The Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (RAILS) Project at UW Bothell”
presented by Jackie Belanger, Amanda Hornby, Nia Lam, Danielle Rowland, Beth Sanderson
Joint Conference of the Washington and Oregon Association of College and Research Libraries
Pack Forest, WA, October 2011
LibGuide, PPT

"Getting Information Literacy on Track: The RAILS Project"
presented by Megan Oakleaf
9th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services
York, August 2011
PPT