Evaluating Information Literacy in conjunction to the overall services usage

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Evaluating Information Literacy in conjunction to the overall services usage

  1. 1. EVALUATING INFORMATION LITERACY IN CONJUNCTION TO THE OVERALL SERVICES USAGE Stella Asderi, Librarian, sasderi@act.edu Liza Vachtsevanou, Paraprofessional librarian, liza@act.edu9th Annual AMICAL Meeting & Conference, Sharjah, UAEThe Value of Library and Information Services: Sharing Data and Assessing Impact.
  2. 2. INFORMATION LITERACY RESULTSFall (3 sections) – Spring (1 section)
  3. 3. PRE- & POST-ASSESSMENT QUIZ AVERAGE PERCENTAGESPre-Assessment Post-Assessment
  4. 4. EVALUATING INFORMATION LITERACY EFFECTIVENESSCan we be based just on the grading of the sessions, or do we need to consider other factors as well?
  5. 5. SYLLABUS RESEARCH RESULTS149 syllabi were examined
  6. 6. DATABASE USAGE STATISTICS 74% 27,8%
  7. 7. DATABASE SURVEY 2010 102 students responded Difficulty in selecting database 100 80 60 42.2% 40 29.4% 19.6% 18.6% 20 14.7% 4.9% 2.0% 2.0% 4.9% 0 No Difficult to Too many Not Too many Not Description Arrangmen Lack of difficulty choose databases familiar different enough s on the t of the printed which to choose with using ways of databases library library help database is from databases finding to choose collections collections best for my databases from Web page Web page topic are unclearSeries1 43 30 20 19 15 5 2 2 5
  8. 8. DATABASE SURVEY Difficulty in accessing databases 100 80 60 38.2% 35.3% 40 17.6% 17.6% 12.7% 11.8% 20 6.9% 4.9% 0 Off-campus Other Not familiar Off-campus/ Search Can’t find Student Library Web access technical with using remote interface/ any access account site design problems problems databases connection layout instructions password policy is not problems clearSeries1 39 36 18 18 13 12 7 5
  9. 9. DATABASE SURVEY Help when searching databases 100 80 59.8% 60 40.2% 40 20 14.7% 11.8% 10.8% 8.8% 2.0% 2.0% 0 Librarian at Friend/ Never Help page Research “Ask a Telephonin E-mailing reference Student needed any from within Guides librarian” g the the library desk help the chat library databases serviceSeries1 61 41 15 12 11 9 2 2
  10. 10. DATABASE SURVEY Potential helpful services 100 80 60 41.2% 37.3% 40 28.4% 19.6% 18.6% 14.7% 14.7% 20 0 Ask a Search all More Library Better Web Library blog- Better online More Librarian databases at staff page research help pages training chat service once database sessions descriptionsSeries1 42 38 29 20 19 15 15
  11. 11. LIBRARY LIAISON SURVEYScheduled already Usefulness of sessions ClassInstruction Students 58,3% 100% Personal YourselfOrientation 16,7% 150%
  12. 12. LIBRARY LIAISON SURVEY SchedulingSatisfaction Rate sessions in future Scale: 1-5 n=7, Positive Mean 4,29 65%
  13. 13. LIBRARY LIAISON SURVEY The instruction has helped your students with: 100% 100% 7 6 71,4% 5 57,1% 4 42,8% 3 28,6% 28,6% 2 1 0 Research skills Awareness of available resources of library website quality of assignments,Academic Integrity of Web 2.0 tools improvement Awareness/ usage Improving the resources Evaluation of e.g. crediting sources UsageSeries1 7 7 5 4 3 2 2
  14. 14. LIBRARY LIAISON SURVEY Potential future means of Information Literacy Instruction20181614 55% 50%1210 40% 8 25% 6 20% 4 2 0 Email Online tutorials Information Literacy Newsletter Printed guides online guide
  15. 15. LIBRARY LIAISON SURVEYComments Course-targeted or assignment-targeted session Should not rely only on the instructor’s request for a session. Schedule and organize workshops for students throughout the academic year. More hands-on workshops for students during all semesters Demonstrate to students why library sources are more valuable than a search engine like Google
  16. 16. FUTURE GOALS • Evaluation • Instructor Librarian • Course-related sessions • Sophomores • Juniors • Online guide • CampusGuides
  17. 17. FUTURE GOALS• Syllabi:Update of the syllabi, so as to includecertain statement on library resources(in collaboration with the Provost)• Theses:Examination of plagiarism percentageand quality of reference list.(review sessions accordingly)
  18. 18. FUTURE GOALS FUTURE GOALS 3• Library Liaison Survey to students(May 2012)• Database Survey to students/faculty(September 2012)• Marketing Campaign of Library Servicesand resources
  19. 19. EVALUATING INFORMATION LITERACY IN CONJUNCTION TO THE OVERALL SERVICES USAGE Stella Asderi, Librarian, sasderi@act.edu Liza Vachtsevanou, Paraprofessional librarian, liza@act.edu THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION QUESTIONS?9th Annual AMICAL Meeting & Conference, Sharjah, UAEThe Value of Library and Information Services: Sharing Data and Assessing Impact.

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