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Library Instruction: Outcomes & Assessment: Spring 2017

Student learning outcomes for information literacy.

Spring 2017 Wrap Up form

During Spring 2017, librarians were looking for a faster way to identify which students might benefit from our Book a Librarian outreach efforts.

In addition to 3 basic Likert scale questions, on this Wrap Up students are presented with a 3 question multiple choice quiz where they have to apply skills/concepts from library instruction to a new scenario. If a student gets the answer right, they receive positive feedback and an explanation of why the answer was correct. If a student gets the answer wrong, they receive an opportunity to try again until they answer correctly upon which they too receive positive feedback and an explanation. Each student then receives a grade which only the librarians can see. The final grade reflects total right/wrong attempts.

Each week librarians quickly scanned results to identify which students struggled with the multiple choice scenarios. Follow up emails with information about Book a Librarian and the Writing Center were sent to those students.

Spring 2017 pie charts from student Wrap Up form

93.52% of students Strongly Agreed or Agreed that they

created a flexible search strategy for their topic during the library class:

94.41% of students Strongly Agreed of Agreed that they found

relevant academic sources for their topic during the library class

96.82% of students Strongly Agreed or Agreed that the library class will

help them complete their research for their topic

70.65% of students correctly answered the following:

Q: I'm researching the topic of addiction, but I'm not sure where to start. What should I probably do first?

78.08% of students correctly answered the following:

Q: I'm looking for sources on how college students are addicted to apps like facebook and instagram. I typed in the phrase "internet addicts" and found over 10,000 hits! Which search below would help me narrow my search to find the most relevant hits?

67.28% of students correctly answered the following:

Q: If I wanted to expand my search to find alternate endings of the keyword "addiction," which strategy would work best?

 

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