Library Assessment Initiatives

The University Libraries undertakes assessment projects in order to measure its contributions in support of the strategic priorities of the University and to enable the Libraries' to evaluate progress of its own strategic goals and objectives. Ongoing assessment allows the Libraries to improve the services it provides the St. John's University community.

St. John’s University Libraries’ Assessment Projects, 2020-21 

1.    Conduct an inclusion and accessibility assessment of the libraries’ Web pages. Includes analysis of language, images and Web coding for inclusion and accessibility. 

2.    Conduct an equity and inclusion assessment of the University Libraries’ eBook collections. This project involves checking SJ Libraries’ eBook collection holdings against a bibliography of titles related to African Americans, Arab Americans, Latinx, LBGTQ+, Native Americans, People with disabilities, and Women. Holdings are compared against peer institution libraries. 

3.    Assess Usage of the Ask a Librarian service and methods for its promotion. This project will measure the effectiveness of promotional efforts to increase usage of the “Ask a Librarian” remote reference service. 

For more information about the University Libraries' assessment projects, contact Prof. Ben Turner [email protected]