Thursday, April 30, 2015

UNCG Libraries Team Chosen to Participate in Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has selected a team from the UNCG Libraries to be among the 54 institutional teams to participate in the third year of the program Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA). The program supports the design, implementation and evaluation of a program to strengthen the competencies of librarians in campus leadership and data-informed advocacy.

The UNCG team members will be:
•    Karen Grigg, Science Liaison Librarian
•    Kathy Crowe-Associate Dean for Public Services
•    Lea Leininger- Health Science Reference Librarian
•    Dr. Kim Sousa-Peoples,Director, Orientation & Family Programs
•    Jeff Lail-Assistant Director for Student Groups and Assessment

Each team accepted into the AiA program identified goals for action learning projects that will be pursued during the next year.  UNCG’s project is to extend work resulting from a survey of incoming transfer students in order to assess the information literacy skills and library instruction of this often invisible population.  The AiA project extends this research in order to develop further assessment tools, and to develop a program for marketing and delivering services to incoming transfer students.

The AIA program is made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and carried out in partnership with the Association for Institutional Research and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The teams, representing all types of institutions, come from 23 states, the District of Columbia and Australia. For a list of currently confirmed institutions, see the AiA program webpage.

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