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Library Assessment Tips & Techniques: Other Methods

In addition to the information presented in the Surveys/Tests and IL Assessment Methods tabs, there are many other qualitative methodologies for assessing library services, resources, and impact. The following is a summary of other popular methods with quick links to more information.


Focus Groups

Unobtrusive Data Analyses (examples)

  • Checkout data
  • Library instruction attendance
  • Gate Count
  • Web page hits
  • Electronic resource usage
  • "Secret Shoppers"
  • Correlating student retention and library use
  • Return on Investment (ROI)

Further Reading