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Assessment: Library Instruction Assessment

Instruction Assessment 

Librarians are dedicated to student success, and to ensure this, we assess our services regularly.

This page will compare our Spring 2017 Assessment and our Fall 2018 assessment wherein students who worked with an embedded librarian did the same as or better than students who had a one-shot session with a librarian, and also shows overall improvement from one year to the next.

Assessment History

Prior to Fall 2016, librarians used handouts that were distributed and collected in class to assess their instruction. After careful review of this process and meeting with the college-wide assessment committee's chairs, the librarians decided a revision of the assessment process was due. The focus was narrowed to embedded instruction vs. one-shot instruction. 

  • Embedded instruction is defined in our Fall 2016 report as "a collaboration between librarian and faculty over the course of multiple instruction sessions with the students of one class."
  • One-shot instruction is defined in our Fall 2016 report as "a single instruction session per class where the faculty and librarian do not collaborate as fully to integrate the librarian into the class as a whole."

Assessment Procedures

1. Artifacts are collected and the students' identifying information is removed.

2. The collection is narrowed down, and each librarian assesses enough artifacts so that each artifact is seen by two librarians.

The assessment rubric has two areas: "incorporate credible sources appropriate to the topic" and "cites information ethically and legally" and the highest possible score is 3 for each.

 

Instruction Assessment for Fall 2018

134 artifacts collected || 48 artifacts assessed || 6 librarians with 16 artifacts each 

 

Embedded numbers

Pie chart embedded

 

87.5% of students incorporated credible sources appropriate to the topic.

 

 

Pie chart embedded legality

 

96% of students incorporated information ethically and legally.

 

 

One-shot numbers

Pie chart one shot appropriate and credible source

 

75% of students incorporated credible sources appropriate to the topic.

 

 

Pie chart one shot legal and ethical use

 

79% of students incorporated information ethically and legally.

 

 

 

Instruction Assessment for Spring 2017

199 artifacts collected || 54 artifacts assessed || 6 librarians with 18 artifacts each

 

Embedded numbers
pie chart 2017 embedded appropriate and credible

 

78% of students incorporated credible sources appropriate to the topic.

 

 

2017 embedded pie chart legal ethical

 

 78% of students incorporated information ethically and legally.

 
One-shot numbers
pie chart 2017 credible and appropriate

 

78% of students incorporated credible sources appropriate to the topic. 

 

 

pie chart 2017 ethical legal

 

 67% of students integrated information ethically and legally.

 
 

Instruction Assessment Rubric

Instruction Assessment Rubric

This is the most up-to-date version of the rubric.
Instruction Assessment Latest Rubric