Posts Tagged ‘library assessment’
Following the Yik Yak: Using Social Media Observations to Understand Student Needs on College CampusesJuly 12, 2017 | 3 comments
In Brief: What can social media tell us about our patrons? We look at Yik Yak through the lens of library ethnography, suggesting that anonymous social media can reveal not only complaints and commentary about library services and spaces, but also uncover students’ emotional and social experience with research and study space. Looking at social…
April 22, 2015 | 2 commentsTags: academic libraries, college students, evaluation, information literacy, instructional design, library assessment, organizational culture
Throwback Thursday for June 18, 2015: In the Library with the Lead Pipe welcomes Bethany Messersmith to our Editorial Board! In honor of Throwback Thursday, we’re highlighting Bethany’s recent piece on curriculum and assessment mapping. In Brief: The greatest challenge that I faced in my role as Information Literacy Librarian occurred as a result…
April 4, 2012 | 5 commentsTags: capstone, college students, critical incident technique, high impact practices, library assessment, library impact, student learning outcomes, tuning, undergraduate history, value
Photo by Flickr user WordShore (CC BY-NC 2.0) By Derek Rodriguez This essay reports on a project which evaluated the Understanding Library Impacts (ULI) protocol, a suite of instruments for detecting and communicating library impact on student learning. The project was a dissertation study conducted with undergraduates enrolled in upper-level and capstone history classes at six U.S….
December 14, 2011 | 17 comments
In the Library with the Lead Pipe is pleased to welcome guest authors Iris Jastram, Danya Leebaw, and Heather Tompkins. They are reference and instruction librarians at Carleton College, a small liberal arts college in Minnesota. by Danya Leebaw, Heather Tompkins and Iris Jastram Becoming forensic librarians “Wait, this is information literacy?” a rhetorician at…
June 15, 2011 | 12 commentsTags: college students, information literacy, learning outcomes, library assessment, library impact, research, teaching, value
In the Library with the Lead Pipe is pleased to welcome guest author Derek Rodriguez. Derek serves as a Program Officer with the Triangle Research Libraries Network where he supports collaborative technology initiatives within the consortium and is project manager for the TRLN Endeca Project. He is a Doctoral candidate at the School of Information…
September 29, 2010 | Comments Off on Articulating Value in Special Collections: Are We Collecting Data that Matter?
As librarians, we invest a great deal of time and effort instructing researchers on how to use our materials. This is especially true for special collections librarians, as we attempt to familiarize researchers with our unique resources and intricate collection arrangements. At the end of that instruction investment, we often wonder if we have been…
November 11, 2009 | 7 commentsTags: about the patron, Beautiful Data, Data-driven decision making, Excel, FlowingData, GapMinder, Google Motion Charts, information dashboards, Infosthetics, library assessment, library data, library metrics, ManyEyes, spreadsheets, Swivel, Tufte, Tukey, Visual Complexity, visualizations
Not just another pretty picture By Hilary Davis Introduction I’m a slave to spreadsheets. Trying to decide between a stacked column bar chart and a 3-D area chart is par for the course in my work. Microsoft Excel© is great for many practical needs, but it doesn’t always support the need to create simple, compelling and…