The Assessment Team is charged with supporting assessment efforts at the Campus Library. The group works to implement relevant projects around the assessment of library services and resources, and explore new and existing methods for gathering, analyzing, and communicating assessment information.
The following is a list of recent projects:
Since 2010, University of Washington Bothell’s international student enrollment increased eightfold, and Cascadia College’s enrollment doubled. To address the emerging needs of this population on campus, the Campus Library’s Assessment Team sought to determine how international students experience and use library spaces and services, how they seek information, and what barriers they experience to the access and use of library resources, including staff and librarians.
During the 2013-2014 academic year, the Assessment Team gather information from UW Bothell students through focus groups, photo diaries and interviews.
From preliminary findings we identified practical impacts on the library’s services, marketing and outreach approaches, our teaching and pedagogical practices, the need for staff and librarian training and support, and broader applications: