The library sessions will increase the quality, quantity and diversity of sources students use. Students who attend a session should be more likely to use the specific library resources introduced in the class than those who do not receive an instruction session.
Students will identify keywords that represent a research topic and use keywords to find useful information sources.
Students will identify databases/resources relevant to their major field of study.
Students will find known items via title or author on the web or in a database.
Students will find information from appropriate resources.
Students will evaluate information sources for relevance, authority, perspective, currency.
To get the most out of a Library session, faculty are asked to:
Before a library instruction session begins administering the pre-test will provide a sense of what students know. Later, after students have attended a library class, the same questions are administered on the post-test in order to get a sense of what students have learned.
When grading the tests, instructors assigns a numerical score to both the pre-test and the post-test. To demonstrate that student progress has been made, the post-test score should be higher than the pre-test score.