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Making Online Instruction Count: Statistical Reporting of Web-Based Library Instruction Activities
Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works
  • Tim Bottorff, University of Central Florida
  • Andrew Todd, University of Central Florida
Personal Identifier
10.5860/crl-197
Keywords
  • Librarianship, libraries, academic libraries, instruction, statistics
Abstract
Statistical reporting of library instruction (LI) activities has historically focused on measures relevant to face-to-face (F2F) settings. However, newer forms of LI conducted in the online realm may be difficult to count in traditional ways, leading to inaccurate reporting to both internal and external stakeholders. A thorough literature review is combined with the results of an investigative survey to reveal the current status of reporting such activities. The results reveal considerable confusion about the reporting of Web-based LI activities, even though a number of librarians are devoting significant amounts of time to this important and growing area of librarianship.
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Number of Pages
33-46
Document Type
Paper
Language
English
Source Title
College & Research Libraries
Publication Version
Publisher's version
College
Information Technologies & Resources
Location
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Department
University Libraries, Rosen Library
Citation Information

Bottorff, T. & Todd, A. (2012). Making online instruction count: Statistical reporting of web-based library instruction activities. College & Research Libraries, 73(1), 33-46.