29 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 290 2017 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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