An Action Plan for Outcomes Assessment in Your Library by Peter Hernon

By Peter Hernon

This publication might help you not to in basic terms resolution this question, but in addition turn out your findings. strolling you thru the method of assessing if and the way good scholars and library clients are studying from academic assets, professional educational library specialists crew as much as offer An motion Plan for results review on your Library. This finished plan, the 1st of its type and in particular for librarians, presents facts assortment instruments for measuring either studying and study results that hyperlink results to person delight. finally, it's the clients who will make the most of studying, and so their reports are fundamental to the way in which libraries degree their prone and function.

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Of the 52 TGI included in Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, two involve information literacy skills and attitudes. In cluster 1: higher-order thinking skills, 49 percent of faculty rated “develop First Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan 37 ability to synthesize and integrate information and ideas” as essential. In cluster 4’s liberal arts and academic values, 33 percent of faculty rated “develop a lifelong love of learning” as essential. 31 Only CAT 39 (process analysis) could be adapted to the Sawyer Library’s information literacy instruction process.

This high level of use suggests that the Sawyer Library has made it convenient to use library resources from home. ” That is, hang out at home with the family. Then, once the children are in bed, log onto the library and do your course research work. By providing the proxy server, we are “changing” students’ lives by enabling them to be at home for family hour and then access the library to do their work without leaving home. However, this measure is indirect because there could be commitments other than family time; the life change is temporary (it only lasts for as long as they are students with access to the proxy server); and the proxy server is a means to the end, not the end in itself.

The standards define information literacy thus: [Information literacy is] a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. . Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. 12 Developing lifelong learning is central to the mission of higher education institutions. 13 The second part of this document identifies five standards and twenty-two performance indicators that focus upon the information literacy needs and skills of university and college students.

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