30 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 290 2017 seems to indicate that these findings are valid for the current state of library instruction without major institutional differences. Figure 6: Student’s perceptions of library instruction’s helpfulness are shown to be uniformly low in the 2015 COFHE ESS. These disappointing results came as a stark contrast to the positive view of the faculty. These results were also very different from numerous satisfaction surveys that we had conducted immediately following instruction sessions with the respective participants. For instance, a specially convened assessment task force worked on an instrument in the fall 2015 semester and recruited volunteer library instructors teaching classes with a specially designed research assignment to administer the survey at the end of their classes. Please note that only classes with research assignments were assessed, since one possible explanation of why the COFHE results were
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