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Evaluation and assessment of a library instruction component of an introduction to business course: a continuous process

Vaughan Judd (Professor and Head of the Marketing Department, Auburn University‐Montgomery Library, Auburn University‐Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, USA)
Betty Tims (Head of Public Services in the Auburn University‐Montgomery Library, Auburn University‐Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, USA)
Lucy Farrow (Government Documents Librarian and formerly Bibliographic Instruction Coordinator at the Auburn University‐Montgomery Library, Auburn University‐Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, USA)
Jeffery Periatt (Assistant Professor of Marketing, Auburn University‐Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, USA)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

This paper discusses the ongoing process of creating, evaluating and assessing the library instruction (LI) component of an undergraduate introduction to business course. Business faculty and librarians worked collaboratively in this process. The changing content and format of the LI sessions are discussed, as well as the development of assignments. The paper attempts to evaluate the LI component in terms of its goals, content, format and effectiveness in instruction; and to access the outcome in terms of student learning. A construct of instructional effectiveness based on three components – operational, constitutive, and behavioral definitions – was created and the evaluation form derived from this construct.

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Judd, V., Tims, B., Farrow, L. and Periatt, J. (2004), "Evaluation and assessment of a library instruction component of an introduction to business course: a continuous process", Reference Services Review, Vol. 32 No. 3, pp. 274-283. https://doi.org/10.1108/00907320410553687

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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