An Action Plan for Outcomes Assessment in Your Library by Peter Hernon

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Make informal (and very subtle) efforts to foster, update, and develop library skills in other teaching faculty 3. incorporate library skills in in-house and other professional development programs offered to the faculty 4.

33. Montana State University–Bozeman, The Core Course Survey, April 1998. html. Accessed 21 Jan. 2001. 34. New Mexico University Library, Strategic Plan 1997–2002. Available: http://lib. html. Accessed 16 Jan. 2001. 35. University Libraries at Boulder, Strategic Plan. libraries. htm. Accessed 26 Oct. 2000. 36. University of Colorado at Boulder, Overview: Undergraduate Outcomes Assessment. htm. Accessed 26 Oct. 2000. 1 Based on the requirements of the regional accrediting body and on standards and reports by ACRL, staff of the Mildred F.

As a result of collaboration with the library’s staff, are faculty members more likely to view use of the library as an integral part of their courses? Are students who use the library more likely to lead fuller and more satisfying lives? Questions like these are difficult to answer. That is to say, empirically rigorous measurement of academic library outcomes is hard to do. This task force firmly posits, however, that it is changes in library users such as the ones addressed in these questions that comprise the outcomes with which academic librarians should be concerned.

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