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University Library Assessment

Annual Assessment Plan Introduction

Annual Library Assessment

All departments, university-wide, participate in a four-year assessment cycle called the New Assessment Framework. Each year, the University Library will evaluate programs and services by assessing four areas: Librarian Presence in the Classroom, Professional Development, Enhanced Student Experience, and Resource Satisfaction.  At the beginning of the assessment cycle, the library created outcomes, benchmarks, and collection plans for each area.  Data is collected and evaluated at the end of each period (May) and both the expected outcomes and assessment process are evaluated and adjusted for the upcoming year via a series of meetings with involved departments.  The assessment cycle is intended to be a process of self discovery and improvement and should clarify how to the library can identify goals and better meet the needs of its patrons.

 

Reporting Period: September-May, Annually

Data Collection Period: May-August (Data is collected by May 15th, meetings are held with departments from June-August)

Due: September 1

Librarian Presence in the Classroom

Outcome Title Librarian Presence in the Classroom
Outcome Statement Increase the presence and effectiveness of librarians in the classroom through involvement in instruction sessions, including embedding in the courses, provide workshops, and research consultations.
Mission Alignment

Library Strategic Goal: Information Literacy - Build strategic partnerships to support and enhance curriculum development and information literacy.

Organizational Alignment UTRGV Strategic Goal: Student Success - Support high quality and innovative instruction through faculty development, curricular evaluation, course redesign, empirically supported learning strategies, and universal design of learning.

Enahanced Student Experience

Outcome Title

Enhanced Student Experience

Outcome Statement Enhance the student library experience across the UTRGV distributed campuses.
Mission Alignment

Library Strategic Goal - Access: Provide innovative access tools and resources, designed to facilitate learning, research, and sustained intellectual engagement.

Organizational Alignment UTRGV Strategic Goal - Student Success: Cultivate a campus environment that supports students’ resilience and interpersonal skills to enhance relationship development, personal health, and safety.

 

Professional Development

Outcome Title

Professional Development and Training

Outcome Statement Increase staff participation in professional development opportunities and training sessions.
Mission Alignment

Library Strategic Goal: People - Provide excellent use experiences for all patrons. 

Organizational Alignment

UTRGV Strategic Goal: Campus Climate – Enhance professional and leadership development opportunities for faculty, staff, and administration. 

Resource Satisfaction

Outcome Title

Resource Satisfaction

Outcome Statement

Increase information resource satisfaction in support of educational development. 

Mission Alignment

Library Strategic Goal: Access – Provide innovative access tools and resources, designed to facilitate learning, research, and sustained intellectual engagement. 

Organizational Alignment

UTRGV Strategic Goal: Educational Opportunities – Increase access to educational programs through the development and implementation of innovative pedagogies and technologies that address distance, language, culture, and scheduling barriers.