Document Type


Presentation Date


Conference or Event Name

Academic Library Association of Ohio 2018 Annual Conference

Conference Location

Columbus, OH


Assessment of student learning has been a component of this instruction team’s workload, but the approach was narrow, and responsibility was not equally shared. The instruction assessment efforts were based on quiz results from online tutorials administered by certain team members. When the tutorial quiz scores remained consistent over time, the responsible librarians decided that it was no longer useful to conduct an annual tutorial assessment. With the support of the library assessment committee chair, instruction team members were asked to try their hands at assessment using techniques of their own choosing with a class that they selected. Thus, the team initiated low-stakes assessment efforts that went beyond first-year and basic information literacy concepts to include instruction at all levels and more advanced concepts, all with the ultimate goal of supporting student success.