Collaborating with Nonlibrary Faculty for Assessment and Improved Instruction
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
Zaugg, Holt and Curtis Child. 2016. “Collaborating with Non-library Faculty for Assessment and Improved Instruction.” Journal of Library Administration 56(7):823-844
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Zaugg, Holt E and Child, Curtis, "Collaborating with Nonlibrary Faculty for Assessment and Improved Instruction" (2016). All Faculty Publications. 2730.
Journal of Library Administration
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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