Cuyamaca College Library
INTRODUCTION TO SLO 4
SLO 4 :
Students will demonstrate the ability to independently
access and use
library collections made available from the Library homepage.
Spring 2012 semester data collection hand out forms to students from reference desk and in Living Room, when student return a completed form to the reference librarian, they get a piece of candy. Numbers of students expected to assess 200 students.
Eight (8)out of 192 students (i.e. 4%) who filled out the SLO 4 survey claim to use 7 to 13 of the links (library sources) listed on the library homepage. However, 61% of students of the students surveyed are independently using some kind of resources on the library homepage. Statistics show 110 students checked 1 to 6 links (library sources) listed on the library homepage. This suggests that perhaps these students needed to use only certain resources. Expecting a result of using 7 to 13 sources on the library website was perhaps unreasonable, as 4% is very low and implies that most students don't understand what we offer. Also, 8 students filled out the form incorrectly which suggests an assessment tool design flaw or that they didn't understand the survey.
Recommendations and changes we will make
In the spring of 2013, the form will be re-designed to be more simple and streamed-line. The check all that applies will not be used. The students will be asked about the usage of no more than four library resources with only three possible responses. This will give tighter results, better interpretation of the data and more accurate assessment of independent learning and usage of the library's website resources.