Title

Collaborating with Nonlibrary Faculty for Assessment and Improved Instruction

Keywords

collaboration, assessment, wayfinding, long-term analysis, qualitative analysis, interdisciplinary collaboration, real-world evaluation, library practice

Abstract

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

Zaugg, Holt and Curtis Child. 2016. “Collaborating with Non-library Faculty for Assessment and Improved Instruction.” Journal of Library Administration 56(7):823-844

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2016-03-04

Publisher

Journal of Library Administration

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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