students, and explore areas of collaboration with partners on campus and
externally, I believe our efforts to amplify and support the educational role of
library liaisons will be one of our most fruitful and valuable endeavors.
1
For example the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) launched as a pilot in 1999,
http://nsse.iub.edu/.
2
A summary of deeper learning principles summarized from several sources is provided in the table on
p. 29 of Carmean, Colleen and Jeremy Haefner. Nov/Dec 2002. “Mind over Matter: Transforming
Course Management Systems into Effective Learning.” EDUCAUSE Review: 27-34.
http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/erm0261.pdf.
3
See the project Web site at University of California, Berkeley. Mellon Library/Faculty Fellowship for
Undergraduate Research. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mellon/.
4
Berkeley’s Mellon Library/Faculty Fellowship for Undergraduate Research initiative produced two
evaluative reports: one authored by an independent evaluation consultant (Ammon, Mary Sue. 2008.
Evaluation Summary.
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mellon/overview/2008_EvaluationReport_Mellon_Final.pdf.) and one
authored by the librarian who served as the assessment consultant on the Implementation Teams
(McDaniel, Sarah. 2008. Report on the Assessment of Student Learning.
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mellon/overview/2008_AssessmentReport_Mellon_Final.pdf.)
5
For a richer discussion of the assignment consultancy process and examples of deliverables developed
for the Mellon initiative see Gallagher, Kathleen. 2009. “From Guest Lecturer to Assignment
Consultant: Exploring a New Role for the Teaching Librarian.” In Uncharted Waters: Tapping the Depths
of Our Community to Enhance Learning. Ypsilanti, MI: LOEX Press.
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Librarians.” Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and
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