31 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).
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