I had the privilege of sharing my thoughts on library impacts research with members of the Colorado Academic Library Association in a webinar on May 10, 2013. Slides from the session have been posted on the ULI blog and references are posted below.
This session began with an overview of the Understanding Library Impacts Protocol. The remainder of the talk focused on two advances in library impacts research. First, I described ways that emerging student learning outcomes frameworks can change the way libraries approach the problem of investigating academic library impact. Second, I suggested several ways libraries could move past perceived barriers to library impacts research. I highlighted recent projects like the Library Impact Data Project and the University of Minnesota’s Library Data and Student Success Project that are demonstrating ways to use individual student-level data in library impacts research while maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of library users.
Thanks to the CoALA for sponsoring this event and to the librarians who attended this session.
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Rodriguez, Derek A. (2013) “Answering How and Why questions of Library Impact on Undergraduate Student Learning,” paper presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, Indianapolis, IN, April 13, 2013. http://www.uliproject.com/answering-how-and-why-questions-of-library-impact-on-undergraduate-student-learning/
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Soria, K. M. & Fransen, J. & Nackerud, S. (2013). Library Use and Undergraduate Student Outcomes: New Evidence for Students’ Retention and Academic Success. portal: Libraries and the Academy 13(2), 147-164.
Stone, Graham, Pattern, David and Ramsden, Bryony (2012) Library Impact Data Project: hit, miss or maybe. In: Proving value in challenging times: proceedings of the 9th Northumbria international conference on performance measurement in libraries and information services. University of York, York, pp. 385-390. http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/15563/1/Northumbria_conference_final.pdf