The Ingredients For Assessing A Personal Librarian Program For First-Year Students

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Jennifer Natale, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences Librarian (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: The idea of a Personal Librarian has gained considerable traction, with a notable amount of colleges and universities using Personal Librarians to increase and/or supplement outreach efforts to first-year students. Personal Librarianship aims to foster relationships beyond the point-of-need with a focus on sustained communication between the librarian and students. As the landscape shifts toward the demonstration of value and impact, assessment of a Personal Librarian program seeks to answer several important questions: How do we determine if this program is a valuable use of resources? How do we know if this program is impactful to students? This recipe will help you to assess your program with data you already collect to determine if your efforts are making a difference.

Additional Information

Resnis, E. & Natale, J. (2017). "The Ingredients For Assessing A Personal Librarian Program For First-Year Students." In Pun, R. & Houlihan, M. (Eds.), The First-Year Experience Cookbook (pp. 144-146). Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.
Language: English
Date: 2017
Personal Librarian, first-year experience, program assessment, freshmen

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