Learning the Lay of the Land: Defining and Documenting Where Instruction Happens in Order to Target Program Improvement

Presenter names: Steve Borrelli, Corey Johnson

Abstract: Before libraries can demonstrate impact and value of instructional offerings on a large scale, it behooves us to be able to articulate which students receive instruction, with what frequency and in which courses.  The WSU Libraries historically maintained records of instruction to assist in statistical reporting to ARL; the approach however did not assist in identifying targets for program improvement.   As a result the Library Instruction Session Database (LISD) an open access web application, was designed to assist in recording of instructional offerings, providing visualizations and tabulations of the colleges, departments, and courses reached, aimed at assisting in analysis of instructional reach.