May 17, 2022

ARL Publishes New Issue of “Research Library Issues” Online

From ARL (Association of Research Libraries):

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)

Editor’s Note
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.

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