Banner Image

User Needs and Assessment

By the Numbers: 2011-2012

Total holdings: 1,267,966
Library visits: 322,821
Items checked out: 59,256
ILL transactions: 12,927
Reference questions: 2,360 
Student appointments: ~900
Instruction sessions: 184

Assessment at Carleton

General Library Assessment Resources

Information Literacy in Student Writing Project

2012/13 Goals

  • Update the assessment plan prepared in 2010/11
  • Prepare summary report for incoming college librarian that includes the updated assessment plan along with a brief history of the committee, current plans, and our understanding of UNA’s role in library assessment
  • Plan and prepare a website for UNA on library pages
  • Explore, plan and develop a Data Warehouse pilot project with the aim of implementation in fall of 2013
  • Continued communication with library staff and campus regarding library assessment information

About Assessment in Gould Library

The User Needs and Assessment (UNA) Team monitors library-wide assessment activities and coordinates internal assessment practices. Members of UNA liaise between external groups and the library on assessment matters.


Team Members:

  • Vicki Burgess, Technical Services
  • Susan Hoang, Reference & Instruction
  • Tom Lamb, Technical Services
  • Danya Leebaw, Reference & Instruction (team lead)
  • Lois Perkins, Loan Services
  • Heather Tompkins, Reference & Instruction

Current draft assessment plan

UNA began drafting a library assessment plan in 2010. This is the current version of that plan. We will be updating the plan to correspond with the next library strategic plan (2013).

Assessment Links

Creative Commons License
Gould Library Research Guides are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise noted.