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CARLI Counts: Learning to assess the impact of library services on student success

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Faculty Scholarship

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Scholarship of Discovery, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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Through a grant-funded opportunity called CARLI Counts, I participated in in-person and online training, mentoring, and team projects which enabled me to do a small assessment of the use of Interlibrary Loan, Reference services, and a nursing database by students in selected Olivet Nazarene University School of Graduate and Continuing Studies programs. The purpose of the assessment was to see if outreach to faculty or course-integrated library instruction increased student use of resources—a behavior which correlates with student success in library research literature.

Although my outreach to program coordinators and faculty did not make a noticeable difference in the use of services and resources by students, I learned two valuable lessons: our library recordkeeping methods need revision and integration with course Instructional Design is more fruitful than previous attempts at collaboration. Participating in CARLI Counts* gave me a powerful incentive to persist in collaborating with colleagues at the SGCS, an opportunity that was previously unattainable. Additionally, I learned than conducting assessment isn’t scary and that small projects do matter!

*CARLI Counts is a statewide program with three-year funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), via a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant.

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CARLI Counts: Learning to assess the impact of library services on student success

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Through a grant-funded opportunity called CARLI Counts, I participated in in-person and online training, mentoring, and team projects which enabled me to do a small assessment of the use of Interlibrary Loan, Reference services, and a nursing database by students in selected Olivet Nazarene University School of Graduate and Continuing Studies programs. The purpose of the assessment was to see if outreach to faculty or course-integrated library instruction increased student use of resources—a behavior which correlates with student success in library research literature.

Although my outreach to program coordinators and faculty did not make a noticeable difference in the use of services and resources by students, I learned two valuable lessons: our library recordkeeping methods need revision and integration with course Instructional Design is more fruitful than previous attempts at collaboration. Participating in CARLI Counts* gave me a powerful incentive to persist in collaborating with colleagues at the SGCS, an opportunity that was previously unattainable. Additionally, I learned than conducting assessment isn’t scary and that small projects do matter!

*CARLI Counts is a statewide program with three-year funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), via a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant.