Qualitative Assessment in Library Instruction

Michigan Library Association Annual Conference, November 2012
Presented with Susan Murphy, Reference and Instruction Librarian, LCC Library

Handout and Presentation

While academic libraries often assess the students who attend library instruction, much of this assessment has been quantitative. This program will explore the value of qualitative assessment in library instruction. Expanding assessment to include tools to gather qualitative data from students can provide valuable insight to improve both the quality of instruction and student achievement of learning outcomes. The program will include discussion of some of the ways academic libraries are gathering qualitative data from students in instruction as well as activities demonstrating these tools in action.