The John Crerar Library at the University of Chicago
About the Symposium:
- How do we evaluate the effectiveness of our library's instruction programs?
- What kinds of tools and techniques may be used to provide evidence that library instruction contributes to positive learning outcomes?
- Should I partner with faculty or other groups on campus in doing this kind of assessment?
- How can the assessment of instruction programs be helpful in demonstrating the library's value to your community?
Invited and contributed presentations provided a framework for thinking about library assessment, as well as describing practical approaches for measuring learning outcomes. Presentations covered topics such as evidence based librarianship in library instruction, managing effective, sustainable, and practical assessment programs, examining the role of the library in learning outcomes, demonstrating the value to and impact of library instruction on institutions, describing methods and tools for assessing learning in library environment (e.g., rubrics, use of clickers or other interactive tools, pre- and post-tests, grades or other curricular performance measures).
The symposium series is made possible through the generous support of Howard Zar.
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Video of presentations
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