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Assessment PlanAs an active partner in the academic life ofEast Central University, the LinscheidLibrary shall deliver course, programand audience specific instruction andassessment based on the ACRL standardsfor Proficiencies for Instruction Librariansand Coordinators.**http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/profstandards.cfm
Assessment PlanStandards for Collaboration with Faculty/Administration: 1. Communicating with faculty to implement library instruction, and designing core classes 2. Responding to faculty requests as soon as possible 3. Promoting library instruction to all departments 4. Sending out flyers and emails advertising library instruction 5. Attending faculty meetings to let professors know the benefits of library instruction 6. Always offering to conduct instruction for the same class in the future 7. Providing faculty with instruction evaluations after instructions 8. Maintain quality instruction in accordance with the IAP
Assessment Plan Tools: 1.Peer Evaluation 2.Student Evaluation 3.Faculty Evaluation
Information Literacy Plan
Information Literacy PlanObjective C: Increase student use of instructionalservices by facilitating faculty buy-in1. Create a catalog of instructional offerings (topics, formats)2. Create and post an interactive instruction request form3. Create and distribute a high-quality brochure4. Decide on key messages to deliver to faculty at meetings, etc.5. Develop and implement a faculty communication schedule6. Improve new faculty orientation by adding interactive component
Catalog of Instructional Offerings/Interactive Request Formhttp://form.jotform.us/form/20986942347162
Catalog of InstructionalOfferings/InteractiveRequest Form Planning for Research1. Developing a topic2. Understanding the assignment
Catalog of InstructionalOfferings/InteractiveRequest Form Searching 1. Search Strategies 2. Performing a search
Catalog of Instructional Offerings/Interactive Request Form Evaluating Sources1. Scholarly vs. popular sources2. Primary vs. secondary sources3. Evaluating books, articles, and web sources
Catalog of InstructionalOfferings/InteractiveRequest Form Using Sources 1. Overview of citations 2. Academic integrity
High Quality Handout
High Quality Handout
Information Literacy Plan Syllabi Analysis Told us which courses in our liaison areas had a library assignment. Point system so we would each get into 3 new courses.
Information Literacy Plan Performance Indicators Increase the number of identified faculty 29-50 distinct professors
Information Literacy Plan Performance Indicators Increase the number of sessions: 50-102 over last five years 61-102 over the last year
Information Literacy Plan Performance Indicators Increase use of online instructional materials:
ChallengesDeveloping mutual respect:1. Be clear on your area of expertise • Verbalize your expertise – what can you say in an email?2. Communicate respect for others’ time constraints3. Be proactive4. Be clear about what we can do, and what we need from the instructor5. Don’t take things personally
August Faculty EmailOur focus is on making your students experts in the research process.1. We can tailor to your needs, and accommodate you. We can provide instruction when you are out of town, do very brief sessions, fit our sessions to your schedule, and we can cover whatever topics you find most relevant, including, but not limited to: citations, peer-review materials, how to find specific types of materials, research process in general, and any other assignment-specific topics.2. Why? Improve the quality of your students’ research. Students don’t get everything in UNIV 1001. Freshman Seminar is just a brief introduction.3. How? Our instruction isn’t just face-to-face in the library. We can do an instruction session in your classroom, live online, and/or we can create a tutorial or LibGuide for your class. We can also help you develop research assignments, select materials for your class, and assess your students’ research skills.
ChallengesBeing persistent despite lack of response:1. Schedule communications throughout the semester, but not too often.
August Contact deans at least one week before faculty return to get on agenda for school/college meetings. Communicate with other librarians to ensure that only one email is sent to each dean. Attend face-to-face meeting with schools/colleges (bring liaison flyer). Attend new faculty orientation (bring business cards and take instruction brochure to library training session). Send emails to liaison departments about instruction, budget, and periodicals analysis. Conduct tours with new faculty members. Contact department chairs to get on agenda for department meeting.September Communicate with individual faculty who have requested instruction. Communicate with liaison departments about budget. NewsletterOctober Send out second email about instruction to the entire department (end of October). Email the professors you worked with earlier in the semester to discuss spring instruction. (“In September, I did this for you/your colleague. Can we do this again in the spring?”) Communicate with liaison departments about budget. NewsletterNovember Communicate with liaison departments about budget. NewsletterDecember Communicate with liaison departments about budget. Send LibGuides stats to individual faculty members, and cc the department chair if desired (end of semester). Contact department chairs to get on agenda for spring department meeting.
January Send emails to liaison departments about instruction. Communicate with liaison departments about budget. NewsletterFebruary Communicate with individual faculty who have requested instruction. Communicate with liaison departments about budget. NewsletterMarch Send out second email about instruction to the entire department (end of March). Email the professors you worked with earlier in the semester to discuss summer/fall instruction. (“In January/February, I did this for you/your colleague. Can we do this again in the summer/fall?”) Communicate with liaison departments about budget. NewsletterApril NewsletterMay Send LibGuides stats to individual faculty members, and cc the department chair if desired (end of semester).
ChallengesBreaking into faculty’s busy schedule:1. Variety of offerings – e.g., online only, ITV, outside of class
Contact:Patrick Baumann, Audiovisual Librarianpbaumann@ecok.eduChelsea Baker, Instruction Librariancbaker@ecok.eduInstruction Department Information for Librarianshttp://ecok.libguides.com/content.php?pid=285095&sid=2346298Presentationshttp://ecok.libguides.com/content.php?pid=278032&sid=2294629