Sarah Dahlen

​Associate Librarian
California State University, Monterey Bay

​​​Sarah Dahlen’s efforts to advance students’ information literacy and critical thinking skills through research, assessments and innovative services earned her a 2020-21 Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award. Dahlen led the development of CSUMB’s Information Literacy Assignment Guide, Rubric and Rubric Guide, which campus faculty have used to assess literacy skills and develop data-driven responses to improve student learning. These tools have been presented at regional and national conferences, such as the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and have been incorporated into t​he curriculum of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Assessment Leadership Academy. Dahlen also collaborates extensively with CSUMB’s Cooperative Learning Center, providing support to professional and student tutors to help them improve student achievement in information literacy.  

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