During the fall of 2019, the education librarian worked to assess the current usability of the LibGuides for the College of Education at Texas Tech University. The assessment plan correlated with both the University Libraries' strategic plan and the College of Education strategic plan. The College of Education currently houses over 2, 200 undergraduate and graduate students each year. The college produces over 500 new teachers each year. Most students are enrolled in one of the 10 master’s degree distance education programs online.
Plan: The subject librarian sought to create an assessment plan that best fits the needs of the distance education population and disciplinary subjects previously untouched. Therefore, the subject librarian targeted a set of key factors concerning usability of content for future development. The following guides were added: Educational Leadership Policy, Teacher Preparation Guides ( national and state testing materials), Educational Psychology ( focus on Counselor Education- both Mental Health and School Counseling), Educational Leadership, Special Education, Educational and Instructional Technology, and Higher Education ( focus on M.ED, E.D., and Ph.D.). The academic librarian used a pre-assessment to gather the data. The survey data was given to both graduate students and faculty members.
The first link is for graduate students: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KM8C8MC
The second link is for faculty members: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8SZ75FV
The College of Education Research Guides Project is currently undergoing the final phases of assessment for the project. The final results will be posted here during May of 2020.