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Library competency at methodist univ - poster

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Poster session highlighting Methodist University's Library Competency Test which is required of all undergraduates. Students must score a 70% or higher and is reflected on their official transcript. …

Poster session highlighting Methodist University's Library Competency Test which is required of all undergraduates. Students must score a 70% or higher and is reflected on their official transcript. Presented by Courtney Mack. MLS Instructional Services Librarian

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  • 1. LIBRARY COMPETENCY SESSIONSMETHODIST UNIVERSITY

    Courtney Mack, MLS - Instructional Services Librarian
    Davis Memorial Library
    Fayetteville, North Carolina
    Library Competency Session
    Time: One hour
    Occurrence: Offered throughout the year
    Registration: Preferred, walk-ins accepted
    Instructor: Reference Librarians
    Description: An orientation to library services, online catalog, electronic
    databases, and fundamentals of information literacy.
    Test: Ten questions; multiple-choice (Adobe Captivate)
    COLLABORATION
    • IDS-110 Instructors
    • 2. First-year students take the test within their IDS-110 course.
    • 3. Office of Registrar
    • 4. The library competency score is reflected on the student’s official transcript.
    • 5. Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
    • 6. Test taken on Scantronform; reports
    INTRODUCTION
    • Students at Methodist University are REQUIRED to complete a Library Competency session in order to graduate.
    • 7. A student must pass with a score of 70 percent or higher prior to completing 60 semester hours.
    • 8. Any student not completing the requirement WILL NOT be able to register for classes for the following semester or term.
    HISTORY
    • Library Competency sessions were established after a 1999 visit from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS),
    • 9. Davis Memorial Library wanted to ensure that every student would have access to instruction in library services and resources.
    • 10. The test has evolved from library tours, scavenger hunts, 20-15-10 questions hand-graded and Scantronform used.
    ASSESSMENT
    • Four question survey pertaining to the instruction session are asked before students receive their grade.
    • 11. Each instructor is assigned a test version in which results pertaining to their session and survey are retrievable and accessible.
    • 12. Non-traditional students (transfer, 21 years or older) scored higher on the library competency test, than first-year students in IDS-110.
    XLS REPORTING
    Report Type
    Test Version(s) Start Date
    For additional information, please contact:
    [Name]
    [Department]
    [Institution or organization]
    [E-mail address]
    GET RECORDS