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Library and Collections Assessment

Assessment

To measure its contributions to the University’s Strategic Priorities, the Library will undertake assessment initiatives in the areas of electronic resources and services, instruction, and reference service.

Electronic Services and Resources

  • Website: Take a user-centered approach in redesigning the Library website, drawing on benchmarking, user surveys, and usability tests. 
  • Library Apps: Ongoing usability testing to improve the St. John’s Libraries’ App, InQuery, and BKFNDr Apps. 
  • Redlink: Implementation of Redlink dashboard to provide greater insight into journal and ebook usage at St. John’s, to allow librarians to make informed decisions about acquisitions and cancellations.  

Instruction

  • Citation Analysis: Direct assessment of student research in select courses to measure the impact of library instruction sessions.
  • Surveys: Survey faculty members whose classes have received library instruction regarding the impact of library instruction on student work. 

Reference Service

  • Reference Review: Work with the Reference Review Team to consider possible changes in the model of reference service, and to establish models for its effective, sustainable assessment.

For more information about the University Libraries Assessment Initiatives, contact Prof. Ben Turner, Assessment Librarian for Instruction and Collections, at [email protected]

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