Document Type

Conference Presentation

Publication Date

June 2012


Every year we use assessment to improve library instruction for freshman English students. This presentation addresses the perennial problem that many instruction librarians face: “How can we assess student learning outcomes in a one-shot instruction session?” Loyola Marymount University’s Reference Department created a standardized introduction to the research process applicable to any topic, developed learning objectives, and measured them for three years. Discover how we unlocked our freshman instruction gridlock! The presenter will highlight successes and potholes on the road to student learning. The Assessment Ride Share consists of: a worksheet and grading rubric, interactive online LibGuide, keyword self-quiz, pre-lesson poll, peer teaching evaluation, and surveys.