National Survey of Student Engagement Academic challenge Opportunities for collaborative learning Interactions with faculty Enriching extra-curricular experiences Supportive environment for learning
NSSE & Libraries Library use & educational purposeful activities are correlated at small liberal arts colleges Larger universities – no correlation Students who use the library more likely to work harder – meet faculty expectations
Library Experiences Do not lead to gains in information literacy Do not lead to gains in student satisfaction Do not lead to what students gain overall from college
Broad-based Data Analysis Enables a library to prepare a credible analysis of the library’s impact in the lives of Students Faculty Researchers
The Goal “until libraries know that that student #5 with major A has downloaded B number of articles from database C, checked out D number of books, participated in E workshops and online tutorials, and completed courses F, G, and H, libraries cannot correlate any of those student information behaviors with attainment of other outcomes. Until librarians do that, they will be blocked in many of their efforts to demonstrate value.” Megan Oakleaf
Books Print journals Special collections Intellectual development Intangible Tangible Product Assessment = Grade Success eJournals eBooks eResources Use Library Impact Model
The Goal Get a better handle on: Who is using the library? Why are they using the library? What impact does library use have in their life?