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Engineering librarians at Texas A&M University use research consultations to teach engineering student teams information literacy related to the team’s professional project. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the research consultations with the teams. For four semesters, librarians administered a questionnaire to students about the research consultation after the completion of the professional project. On the last class day, questionnaires were administered in-person both to students who attended a research consultation with a librarian and to students who did not attend a research consultation. For students who attended a consultation, the questionnaires focused on student perceptions of what they learned during the research consultation and student preferences for the consultation service. For students who did not attend a consultation, the questionnaire focused on how the student found information for the paper. We received 57 responses in fall 2017, 68 responses in spring 2018, 95 responses in fall 2018, and 85 responses in fall 2019. The student responses illustrated the library resources and services that students remember at the end of the semester, what students felt was most beneficial about the consultation, and student preferences for future research consultations. Our data collection allowed us to compare student responses between semesters. The information gathered each semester was used to modify the research consultation the next semester. Our goal is to assess the research consultation instruction every two to three years to determine if we are meeting students’ needs.
Melgoza, P., & Kogut, A., & Golla, M. R. (2020, June), Assessment of Consultations for an Industrial Distribution Writing-Intensive Course Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34186
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