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and 40% at the non-Ivies (the two normative categories that
COFHE provided for our benchmarking analysis). (Figure 5)
Figure 5: The 2015 COFHE ESS survey shows a slightly higher rate of library instruction participation
at Cornell than at the peer institutions.
While there were some differences between Cornell and the normative
peer groups in rate of use, the perceived level of helpfulness of the
classes and presentations was quite uniform: an astonishingly high
38–40% found them not very helpful, 39–41% rated them somewhat
helpful, and only 20–21% said they were very helpful (Figure 6). The
remarkable similarity of these results across the normative groups
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