Document Type

Conference Presentation

Publication Date

May 2012


Every year we use assessment to bake a better batch of library instruction for freshman English students. This presentation addresses the universal challenge that many instruction librarians face, “How can we assess student learning outcomes in a one-shot instruction session?” LMU’s Reference Department created a standardized introduction to the research process which could apply to any topic, developed learning objectives, and measured them for the three years. The presenter will highlight assessment successes and what went back to the Test Kitchen. Our assessment buffet consists of a variety of sweet dishes: a worksheet and grading rubric, interactive online LibGuide, keyword self-quiz, pre-lesson poll, peer teaching evaluation, and several surveys.