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Library Instructors' Toolkit : After class

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Post-Instruction Assessment

There are several small and simple ways of assessing your session after class has ended. Most don't take more than a few minutes to complete and could provide you with a lot of helpful feedback. Some simple post-class assessment ideas include:

  • Calling or emailing faculty to obtain feedback on student learning. Did the faculty notice an improvement in student work?
  • Asking faculty for the students' completed bibliographies. Check the sources for quality and accuracy of citations.
  • Asking students to complete a post-class survey using the LibGuide Poll feature or tools such as Survey Monkey 


Faculty Follow-up Email

Dear [Professor name],

Thank you for bringing your class to the library on [insert date] for a library instruction session. It was a pleasure meeting you. In an effort to improve the quality of session content and provide better service to you and your students, I ask that you take a minute to complete the following evaluation. 

1. What was the most useful skill/information you think your students learned in this library instruction session?

2. What was the least useful skill/information you think your students learned in this library instruction session?

3. Are there any changes you could suggest that might have improved the library instruction session?

4. Are there things that still seem confusing about library research, either to you or to any of your students?

5. Have you noticed an improvement in your students' research papers(such as use of better sources) as a result of the library instruction?

Your input is greatly appreciated! I look forward to working with you again in the future.


[your name]

Sample Poll Questions

1. Which of the following research tools might be a good place to start for finding articles across many subjects?

Sample Poll Questions
NUsearch, the library's discovery tool: 10 votes (58.82%)
Worldcat: 1 votes (5.88%)
Academic Onefile: 5 votes (29.41%)
Gale Virtual Reference Library: 1 votes (5.88%)
Total Votes: 17

Sample Poll Questions

2. You are researching the genocide in Darfur.  Your keyword search might look something like this:

Sample Poll Questions
darfur and genocide and ethnic cleansing: 3 votes (13.64%)
darfur and (genocide or ethnic cleansing): 19 votes (86.36%)
darfur or (genocide and ethnic cleansing): 0 votes (0%)
(darfur or genocide) and ethnic cleansing: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 22