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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Library Services

Spring 2007

 

 

General Library Services:

 

?        Resources and Services

 

?        Outcome: The student will be able to recognize the Library?s services and resources (including the library catalog, online databases, physical collections, and on- and off-campus service points) that are available to support new, revised, or existing courses, both on-and off-campus.

 

1.      Assessment:? Students use research tools effectively in the Reference Department and online off-campus, as measured by student satisfaction surveys, observation by reference librarians, and statistics on off-campus database usage.

2.      Assessment: Through curriculum review process and annual review of collection development

 

?        Outcome: The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully use library services and resources that have been provided in sufficient depth, variety, format, and level to satisfy their information needs.

 

1.      Assessment: From reference desk interactions and observations, workshops evaluations, and written and verbal feedback from course-integrated instruction, determine what library services and resources patrons utilize and how they utilize them toward their academic success.

 

?        Outcome: Having inquired at the circulation desk and interacted with staff, the student will be able to demonstrate the awareness of library circulation policies and procedures.

 

1.      Assessment: ?Feedback from circulation staff concerning changes in student knowledge of library policies regarding the check-out, care and return of library property and fees/fines information.? Librarians? and circulation staff feedback in regard to types of questions asked concerning the procedures involved in the loan of items through the textbook loan program, the acquisition and use of library cards, and the procedures necessary to acquire and use copy cards and copy machines.

2.      Assessment: ?Data from the library?s periodical Circulation Reports

 

 

 

?        Finding Information

 

?        Outcome: The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to construct and express a successful search statement. This involves the development of a thesis statement, which provides descriptive search terms used to build the most appropriate search strategy to locate relevant information.

 

1.      Assessment: Formal surveys on reference services as well as direct feedback from onsite or online students

 

?        Outcome: The student will be able to discover, assemble, and document a collection of informational resources appropriate to their academic and personal needs.

 

1.      Assessment: Patron survey results

2.      Assessment: Librarians? observations and feedback

3.      Assessment: Brief questionnaire, the purpose of which is to assess students? comprehension of Library of Congress classification system and the information retrieval process

 

?        Critical Thinking

 

?        Outcome: The student will be able to identify the topic?s most critical issues, select appropriate information, and sort out the information retrieved.

 

1.      Assessment: Through onsite student feedback and librarians? observations at the Reference Desk.

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?        Lifelong Learning

 

?        Outcome: The student will be able to recognize the value of library services and resources and plan to continue to use libraries for their daily lives as lifelong learners.

 

1.      Assessment: Sample data from the student assessment of Library 1, 2, and 3 classes, workshop evaluations, and library surveys.

 

Library Courses:

 

?        LIBRY 1

 

  1. Outcome: Given a research topic, the student will be able to identify keywords and develop a research strategy.

Assessment: As demonstrated in a workbook assignment.

  1. Outcome: Given a research assignment, the student will be able to identify and use appropriate online and print research tools to find and locate books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, and other types of resources on the subject from the library's print and online collections as well as from the Internet.

Assessment: As demonstrated on a final exam and in the workbook assignments.

  1. Outcome: Given a research topic, the student will be able to critically analyze and organize the information sources for a research paper.

Assessment: As demonstrated in a simulated research assignment.

 

?        LIBRY 2

 

  1. Outcome: Given a research topic, the student will be able to identify Web search engine(s) and appropriate search options to retrieve and critically analyze Internet sources.

Assessment: As demonstrated in workbook assignments.

  1. Outcome: Having identified a career goal, the student will be able to retrieve career information from both online and print career research tools.

Assessment: As demonstrated in a workbook assignment.

  1. Outcome: Given a legal research topic, the student will be able to retrieve online and print law reference sources from the college library's legal research tools as well as from the Internet.

Assessment: As demonstrated in a series of workbook assignments.

  1. Outcome: Having selected a research topic, the student will be able to identify appropriate research tools and retrieve, organize, and critically assess online and print information for a research paper. The student will also be able to develop an analytical resource guide on the chosen topic, using of the major styles of writing.

Assessment: As demonstrated in a Pathfinder research assignment and on a final examination.

 

?        LIBRY 3

 

  1. Outcome: Given a research topic, the student will be able to develop research questions, thesis statement, and a search strategy to retrieve information.

Assessment: As demonstrated in a series of class assignments.

  1. Outcome: Having selected a research topic, the student will be able to identify appropriate research tools to effectively retrieve and critically evaluate the retrieved information.

Assessment: As demonstrated in a number of class assignments.

  1. Outcome: The student will be able to identify common problems of plagiarism and to provide solutions on solving the problems.

Assessment: As demonstrated in class assignments, quizzes, and a final exam.

  1. Outcome: The student will be able to differentiate one major writing style from another and properly cite information resources using one of the major writing styles for a research paper.

Assessment: As demonstrated in class assignments, a research paper, and a final examination.

 

 
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