ERIC Number: ED423895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Library and Learning Resource Programs: Evaluation and Self-Study. CJCLS Guide #3.
Johnston, Wanda K., Ed.
This "sampler" of how quantitative and qualitative information is gathered, compiled, and reported can be useful for media staff seeking to develop the most effective library/learning resources program and to integrate that program into the overall institutional effectiveness plan. This guide was created through contributions from 24 community college library/learning resources departments. The volume consists of three main sections; each section includes reproductions of evaluation objectives, forms, and related documents from responding community colleges. The first section, "Reports and Plans", contains samples of annual reviews, institutional effectiveness reports, a strategic plan, a technology plan, and a statewide review. The second section, "Statistical Reports", includes annual/monthly summaries and a reference tally form. The third "User Satisfaction Surveys" section includes survey forms for the following populations: general users, students, and faculty, as well as reference service and library instruction surveys and a suggestion box form. Contained in appendices are the Library/Learning Resources Program Review Survey; contributing institutions, bibliography, Federal Register: Focus on Educational Effectiveness; regional accrediting agency addresses; regional accrediting criteria; and standards for community, junior, and technical college learning resources programs. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Learning Resources Centers, Library Services, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Two Year Colleges
Association of College and Research Libraries, 50 Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611 ($28 members; $31 non-members).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL. Community and Junior Coll. Libraries Section.