collaboration, assessment, wayfinding, long-term analysis, qualitative analysis, interdisciplinary collaboration, real-world evaluation, library practice
Collaboration with other entities and individuals has long been a standard practice of libraries. Typically, these collaborations seek to reduce redundancies, save money, and support educational and research efforts. However, a new model of collaboration exists that both assists discipline-specific research practices and informs library procedures. This article reviews two collaborations between an assessment librarian and a sociology class. The collaborations are unique because the library is the focus of the collaboration, with sociology students being able to apply classroom learning in a real-world setting. Several suggestions are provided for best practices when endeavoring to use this type of collaboration to inform library practice and engage students in hands-on learning
Original Publication Citation
Holt Zaugg & Curtis Child (2016): Collaborating with Nonlibrary Faculty for Assessment and Improved Instruction, Journal of Library Administration, DOI: 10.1080/01930826.2015.1124704
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Zaugg, Holt and Child, Curtis, "Collaborating with Nonlibrary Faculty for Assessment and Improved Instruction" (2016). All Faculty Publications. 1632.
Taylor & Francis Online
Harold B. Lee Library
The final Publisher's version can be found at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2015.1124704.
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