Association of Research Libraries
Research Library Issues 290 — 2017
so disappointing was the fact that students were remembering
various tours, general workshops, or general introductory sessions
when they were rating the helpfulness of their overall experience.
Whether this assumption is correct or not is immaterial since
with the 2015 assessment study we wanted to test the hypothesis
that the presence of research assignments in the class increases
the (perceived) helpfulness of library instruction sessions.
There were 291 students who took the post-session survey and
98% of them rated the instruction as helpful (Figure 7):
Figure 7: Student perception of the helpfulness of library instruction sessions measured immediately
after sessions with research component (Cornell, 2015).