Engineering librarians need to assess the effectiveness of our library instruction and outreach for many reasons, including communicating library value to institutional stakeholders and making impactful contributions to the scholarly literature. However, as practitioners, most librarians have not been formally educated in research design, data collection, and data analysis. To increase our skills and knowledge and to better align with various publication expectations and guidelines (e.g., ELD Author Guidelines), this panel will lead a discussion on library assessment needs with regard to research design, data collection, data analysis, and dissemination and discovery. The goal of the panel is to facilitate a conversation regarding librarian assessment challenges and needs to design a future ASEE workshop.
Panelists: Amy Buhler, Margaret Phillips, Amy Van Epps
This presentation was delivered as part of a modified panel session at the 2019 ASEE Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida.
engineering libraries, assessment, research design
Date of this Version
Buhler, Amy G.; Phillips, Margaret; and Van Epps, Amy, "Articulating the Value of Our Daily Work: An Initial Discussion of the Assessment Challenges of Engineering Librarians" (2019). Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations. Paper 149.