IMLS SPARKS Ignite IL Framework Cooperative Project for At-Risk Student Success in Smaller Colleges

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Publication Date


Date Range of Study

December 1, 2016 - November 30, 2017


This is the Final Performance Report for the SPARKS Ignite IL Framework Cooperative Project for At‐Risk Student Success in Smaller Colleges. Through a partnership of five institutions led by McDaniel College, we developed new best practices for ensuring information literacy education programs at smaller institutions support success and persistence of at‐risk students in their critical first‐year. We used the newly adopted Association of College & Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to develop and test new assessment methodologies and engaging educational experiences for first‐year students. The project took place in 2017. The report summarizes our successes, challenges and results. We will also share and publicize what we learned and the products we developed through presentations and our publicly available toolkit of resources.


Included as a supplemental file is the revised timeline for the project.

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Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License.

Appendix E Revised Timeline.pdf (57 kB)
Revised Timeline



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