College & Research Libraries – March 2016

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crl squareThe March 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. The March issue features a selection of seven action research studies by teams who participated in the ACRL Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA) program. More details on the special issue are available on the ACRL website.

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Note: The November 2013 issue was the final print issue of College & Research Libraries. The journal began an online-only publication model in January 2014.


Scott Walter. “Assessment in Action: Introduction to the Special Issue.”


Kara J. Malenfant, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, and Debra Gilchrist. “Assessment as Action Research: Bridging Academic Scholarship and Everyday Practice.”

Veronica Arellano Douglas and Celia E. Rabinowitz. “Examining the Relationship between Faculty-Librarian Collaboration and First-Year Students’ Information Literacy Abilities.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Sara Davidson Squibb and Susan Mikkelsen. “Assessing the Value of Course-Embedded Information Literacy on Student Learning and Achievement.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Jérôme Melançon and Nancy Goebel. “Personal Librarian for Aboriginal Students: A Programmatic Assessment.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Phil Jones, Julia Bauder, and Kevin Engel. “Mixed or Complementary Messages: Making the Most of Unexpected Assessment Results.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Kacy Lundstrom, Pamela Martin, and Dory Cochran. “Making Strategic Decisions: Conducting and Using Research on the Impact of Sequenced Library Instruction.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Lisa Massengale, Pattie Piotrowski, and Devin Savage. “Identifying and Articulating Library Connections to Student Success.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Brandy Whitlock and Nassim Ebrahimi. “Beyond the Library: Using Multiple, Mixed Measures Simultaneously in a College-Wide Assessment of Information Literacy.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).