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.
For example the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) launched as a pilot in 1999,
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.
See the project Web site at University of California, Berkeley. Mellon Library/Faculty Fellowship for
Undergraduate Research. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mellon/.
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.
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.
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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SPARC, no. 265 (August 2009): 9–14.
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