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Instruction Toolkit for Librarians

Everything you need to know about instruction at Russell Library

Keeping Statistics

Librarians are required to complete the following steps for assessment/statistics: 

1) Any class information, including planned consultations (Professors Name, Course # & Name, CRN and Number of approx. students) needs to be shared with the instruction coordinator as soon as the session is confirmed with the faculty member. This includes sessions outside room 241. 

2) Record instructional statistics into our LibAnalytics system. (Within one week of the class session) 

3) The Instruction coordinator will send out the faculty feedback survey to all sessions conducted in or outside room 241.

4) All sessions are automatically uploaded to Libcal. Please have students register for those sessions, an automatic assessment survey will be sent to students within 24 hours of the session.

5) For sessions conducted outside room 241 (Where students could not register)  The instruction coordinator will send the "Library Instruction Follow-up Survey" (below) to students within 24 hours of the session. 


Additional Requirments for Reflection Portfolio

Feedback is also required from at least 3 different classes per semester. Class feedback needs to be in addition to the automatic assessment already built into them. 

Ideally this assessment will address the learning objectives from your session. 

As a reminder the automatic assessment contains the following questions:

  • Was the library instruction session helpful? 
  • Name one thing that you learned about using the library during the instruction session? 
  • Write one question that you still have about using the library.  

Additional Assessment Ideas.

These can be implemented via technology, pen and pencil etc. 

1) Ask the faculty to view students completed work/bibliographies. 

2) Ask students to complete a  pre and post test. 

3) Create end-of-class tickets. Before students leave have them complete a short slip of paper with 1 or 2 questions that help summarize their understanding. 

4) Have students write a short blurb about how the lesson can be applied to their projects or to the real world. 

5) Have students write out what is still unclear "Muddy point" 

6) Use voting devices to gain quick feedback