Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience
39th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience
Presenters: Sara Goek (ACRL) & Eric Ackermann (Radford University)
Session: 8-9am on Monday, February 24th in Delaware A, Washington Marriott Woodman Park, Washington DC
Assessing Library Learning with Project Outcome for Academic Libraries
Abstract: This session focuses on the development of Project Outcome for Academic Libraries and its adoption as part of a first-year program at Radford University. Project Outcome is a free toolkit that helps libraries measure key learning outcomes – knowledge, confidence, application, and awareness – across seven program and service areas. In fall 2019, Radford University Library switched from using a locally developed tool to assess student learning in a freshman library challenge game, to using Project Outcome. This presentation will describe how and why, and the results from the assessment of the program to date.