62 · Representative Documents: Accreditation Process Descriptions
Howard University
Library Assessment Plan—Goal 1 Objective 1a
Library Assessment Plan, Goals, Howard University
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HUL HOME Assessment Goals &Objectives
Library Assessment Plan—Goal 1
Objectives: 1a |1b |1c
Department/School/Administrative Unit: University Libraries
Submitted by: Academic Year
Program Title and Degree (if applicable)
GOAL 1: ACCESS TO INFORMATION --Patrons informational needs for education, research and service
are fully met
Intended Educational (Student), Research or Service Outcomes, Administrative Objectives or Expected Results (In this section,
clearly articulate the expected results related to each goal. Try to make the objectives results-oriented). It is best to specify the objectives for
each goal--e.g., Goal 1 may have two objectives labeled as Objective 1a and Objective 1b)
OBJECTIVE 1a: Patrons have access to resources that adequately support their information needs,
regardless of format, time, or location
Performance Criteria/Indicators for Success When seeking information resources, patrons will experience the following:
Students will locate all required readings in campus libraries or through the library
Students will be able to do required reading through the e-reserve collection
Undergraduate students will locate the monographs and journals they need
Students will use evaluative webliographies, annotated guides and other finding aids compiled or identified by library staff to
locate appropriate resources
Graduate or professional students, researchers and faculty will locate the resources they need in or through the library
Performance Activities
Bibliographers will review course syllabi on the University website and ensure that required and recommended readings are
available or accessible
Bibliographers will acquire every monograph authored, edited, or contributed to by an HU author
Bibliographers will maintain regular contact with liaisons and departmental faculty to keep abreast of new courses, programs
or changing emphases.
Bibliographers will be alert to important, free electronic resources and generate orders for pertinent, authoritative titles
Bibliographers will submit faculty requests expeditiously and will provide periodic updates about the status of the orders. If
the requested items are needed immediately, bibliographer will advise user to request material through Interlibrary Loan while
awaiting the processing and fulfillment of the orders or borrow needed items directly from reciprocating libraries
Bibliographers will notify interested users of new acquisitions pertinent to their specialization
Bibliographers will review holdings in collaboration with faculty
Bibliographers will prepare, upload and maintain pertinent, up-to-date help guides and webliographies
Methods of Assessment
Survey Questionnaire (to measure satisfaction/adequacy)
Analysis of selected theses and faculty publications
Use of Findings
Order or provide access to publications needed for teaching and research
Review consortial agreements
Revise collection policies
Feedback Channel and Assessment Timeline
Bibliographers -each semester or academic year
Library administrators- before end of budget cycle
Department chairs and faculty liaisons
Library Assessment Plan, Goals, Howard University
University Assessment Committee
University administrators
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