Before students even come to the library they become familar with many of the Information Literacy concepts that we are going to be teaching them by means of a tutorial that they complete approximately 1-2 weeks before their library session.
The tutorial begins with a pre-test to determine the students' initial Information Literacy knowledge levels, and gives us a good base reading from where our English 103 students are coming from. After they have completed their library instruction session, the students complete a complimentary post-test that again tests their knowledge of the same Information Literacy objectives as the pre-test measured. In this way we are able to gauge how effective our instruction sessions have been, and how much the students have learned.
We are planning a more formal assessment of the outcomes of this game and all of our teaching strategies in the future once we have a larger sample of data from those that participate in the ShoreSearch instruction.