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Instruction Sessions & Users

NUMBER OF INSTRUCTION SESSIONS
2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015
183 233 211 235 254
NUMBER OF USERS RECEIVING INSTRUCTION
2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015
3,180 4,199 3,808 4,270 4,729

Session Data

By Department
  2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015
AGR 7 5 0 2 5
BIO 6 7 6 7 11
BUS 6 2 3 14 9
CHEM 5 6 3 8 3
CSC 3 2 3 3 2
EDU 1 29 25 22 24
ENGL 38 52 41 34 63
ENGR 17 10 18 24 10
FLS n/a 1 0 2 5
HEC 0 0 3 6 8
HIST 5 6 10 4 6
NURS 8 15 8 10 15
OTHER 65 30 34 45 31
PC 0 5 3 1 4
SPCH 13 18 21 20 14
UNIV 9 45 27 33 44
By Audience Type
  2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015
Undergraduate 156 197 188 209 238
Graduate 12 10 12 14 6
Off-Campus 5 6 1 13 7
Open to Everyone 14 6 7 4 2
Faculty 0 2 2 0 1
Staff / Admin 0 0 0 0 1
FLS n/a 1 0 2 5
By Librarian
  2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015
Ann 60 84 67 68 76
David 58 37 42 44 65
Holly 55 97 80 74 65
Megan   15 9 7 n/a
Nancy n/a n/a 1 3 0
Sharon 7 1 8 47 53
Other 10        

Instruction Topics Covered

Sessions
  2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015
Advanced Research 21 21 24 12 28
Archives   15 n/a n/a n/a
Assignment-Specific 72 72 37 55 75
Citations 97 113 96 77 112
EagleSearch 130 142 137 132 153
Financial Literacy 1 6 8 46 41
General Library Orientation 20 13 35 39 108
ILL / Get It Now 104 114 106 79 54
Plagiarism / Copyright 5 50 8 27 40
Poster Design 24 24 15 12 15
Presentation Skills 16 41 22 26 24
RefWorks 90 78 76 77 74
Specific Databases 121 119 115 98 90
Other 6 4 16 17 39

Instruction Notes

2018-2019: The departments were more spread out and there were more library workshops, which resulted in more "other" departmental stats.  FLS is no longer a part of our campus as of this year. 

2017-2018: Instruction increased in both sessions and users.  The English, nursing, and orientation classes increased this year.

2016-2017: Instruction statistics decreased this year because the library is no longer offering financial literacy instruction in-person for all first year orientation classes.  That instruction is now done online, and financial literacy instruction is done in-person only for athletes, special programs, and upper-division classes.

2015-2016: Instruction decreased slightly this year mostly due to a decreased involvement with the English department. Most sessions are scheduled via direct email to librarians or the instruction form online. Undergraduates are still the primary audience. This will be the last year financial literacy is part of the 1020 and related orientation classes, so most likely statistics will go down next year. 1020 financial literacy is now online. The faculty continue to be surveyed about their satisfaction of instruction.

2014-2015: Instruction continued to increase this year in both the number of sessions and the number of users receiving instruction. These are new all-time highs! This year we added research poster design, presentation skills, and financial literacy to our instruction topics, which helped contribute to this increase. The faculty were surveyed again regarding their satisfaction of instruction.

2013-2014: This year faculty had a new option for requesting instruction by using a new online form, which was used 31 times. The online form also proved as a marketing tool to demonstrate the various topics that were available for instruction. This year the number of sessions increased to 155, and the total number of users increased as well to 3280, which is also a new all-time high (previously it was 2742 in 1987-1988). This year we also surveyed faculty who received instruction regarding their satisfaction.

2012-2013: A new way to track instructional statistics was implemented for 2012-2013, so much of the data does not go back beyond Fall 2012. Spring 2013 also saw the implementation of the poster workshop series taught by Holly and Sharon, which is different than faculty-requested instruction in a regular classroom. In the upcoming years we hope to also obtain data about students' learning and faculty feedback.

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