Monday, December 05, 2011

Assessing Our True Impact: Understanding Library Impacts Protcol: Columbia University Libraries Assesmment Forum, December 13, 2011

Next Columbia University Libraries Assessment Forum 12/13
"Assessing Our True Impact: The Understanding Library Impacts Protocol"

The Columbia University Libraries (CUL) Assessment Working Group is pleased to announce our next Assessment Forum, "Assessing Our True Impact: The Understanding Library Impacts Protocol (ULI)." Our speaker will be Lisa Norberg, Dean of the Library & Academic Information Services at Barnard College, who will be speaking about Barnard's participation in the development of the ULI protocol.

The ULI protocol is designed to help libraries detect and communicate their contributions to general education and discipline-specific undergraduate student learning outcomes. It explores student use of library and information use in the capstone experience within an academic major. Focusing on the capstone experience can reveal rich data about ways in which library and information uses contribute to student learning outcomes of highest relevance to students, faculty, and other stakeholders. It uses a web-based critical incident survey to explore the range of library information resources, services, and facilities students used during work on the capstone project. At Barnard, the library collaborated with our History Department to gather data from seniors completing their thesis.

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Butler Library, Room 203

All CUL staff, and the public, are invited to attend CUL Assessment Forums.

We hope to see you there!
Catherine Ricciardi, Interim Co-Chair of the Assessment Working Group