27 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 290 2017 Figure 3: The most common reasons Cornell faculty did not use library instruction session in 2014 were lack of awareness and lack of applicability to their specific classes. These survey results show that overall faculty see a need to improve information literacy skills in their undergraduates, that they find library instruction to be a helpful tool to build skills, and that the biggest obstacle to their using instruction is lack of awareness that it exists. By looking at this data by itself we could conclude that overall our instruction program is quite successful, all we need to do is promote it more to those faculty who are not yet aware of its existence and value. Many Students Don’t Find Library Instruction Helpful Faculty are obviously a major part of the educational equation, and so are students. Finding out how students feel about the helpfulness of library instruction was the next step in assessing the perception of the library instruction program by major stakeholders. Cornell identified the 2015 Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE) Enrolled Student Survey (ESS) as a potentially useful vehicle to gauge undergraduate perception both at Cornell and at as many of the other COFHE schools as possible. With Cornell’s
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