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Instruction

Sessions & Users

NUMBER OF INSTRUCTION SESSIONS
2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016
50 205 233 211 235
NUMBER OF USERS RECEIVING INSTRUCTION
2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016
824 3,577 4,199 3,808 4,270

Session Data

By Department
  2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016
AGR 1 7 5 0 2
BIO 0 6 7 6 7
BUS 0 6 2 3 14
CHEM 6 5 6 3 8
CSC 0 3 2 3 3
EDU 1 1 29 25 22
ENGL 13 43 52 41 34
ENGR 0 17 10 18 24
FLS n/a n/a 1 0 2
HEC 0 0 0 3 6
HIST 6 8 6 10 4
NURS 4 8 15 8 10
OTHER 13 66 30 34 45
PC 0 0 5 3 1
SPCH 0 13 18 21 20
UNIV 6 22 45 27 33
By Audience Type
  2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016
Undergraduate 43 178 197 188 209
Graduate 8 12 10 12 14
Off-Campus 0 5 6 1 13
Open to Everyone 0 14 6 7 4
Faculty 0 0 2 2 0
Staff / Admin 0 0 0 0 0
FLS n/a n/a 1 0 2
By Librarian
  2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016
Ann 18 60 84 67 68
David n/a 58 37 42 44
Holly 18 55 97 80 74
Megan 14 22 15 9 7
Nancy n/a n/a n/a 1 3
Sharon 3 7 1 8 47
Other n/a 10      

Topics Covered

Sessions
  2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016
Advanced Research 1 21 21 24 12
Archives 14 22 15 n/a n/a
Assignment-Specific 0 72 72 37 55
Citations 3 97 113 96 77
EagleSearch 2 130 142 137 132
Financial Literacy 0 1 6 8 46
General Library Orientation 3 20 13 35 39
ILL / Get It Now 0 104 114 106 79
Plagiarism / Copyright 0 5 50 8 27
Poster Design 8 24 24 15 12
Presentation Skills 1 16 41 22 26
RefWorks 3 90 78 76 77
Specific Databases 5 121 119 115 98
Other 19 6 4 16 17

Notes

2019-2020: The bulk of instruction has moved online with fewer librarians available to do in-person instruction.  The most popular instruction activity was doing a research activity with a class, which was classified as Other in the covered topics.

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.  Archives instruction increased this year despite an overall reduction in sessions and number of users receiving instruction.

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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