“But are they learning anything?”: Designing an assessment of first year library instruction

John S. Riddle, Karen A. Hartman

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The need to assess library instruction is becoming increasingly important. Librarians must know how to devise effective and methodologically sound research designs that adequately measure whether learning takes place within library classes. The authors outline an assessment program created for first-year students and suggest strategies for others who wish to create a similar assessment program in a timely, cost effective manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-69
Number of pages11
JournalCollege and Undergraduate Libraries
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2000


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences

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