ARL Publishes New Issue of “Research Library Issues” Online
How do academic and research libraries contribute to student learning in support of the university’s educational mission? The latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) highlights two case studies that explore various approaches to assessing the library’s effect on student learning outcomes and experiences.
Table of Contents (RLI 290)
M. Sue Baughman
The Impact of Academic Library Resources on First-Year Students’ Learning Outcomes
Krista M. Soria, Kate Peterson, Jan Fransen, and Shane Nackerud
A team from the University of Minnesota presents the findings of their recent study of first-year students’ use of academic library resources and their learning outcomes.
Multi-Method Assessment to Improve Library Instruction
Zsuzsa Koltay and Kornelia Tancheva
Cornell University Library staff describe their analysis of a variety of data sources to assess students’ experiences, not just their skills, with a focus on library instruction.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.