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Library Subcommittee Projects 2011-2012



Strategies to Meet Objectives

Assessment Method


Program/Office/Department Performing Assessment

What does the department/ program do to meet the goals --- what practices are currently in place


What is done to meet the objective – how does the department meet the objective (already in place)

How will this practice (objective) be assessed – what tools are used to see if the objective is working

What question are you trying to answer?

Library Gate Counts

The Library works to maintain a physical environment that enables students and faculty to dependably use the space for study, research, and teaching.

Through regular communication between Library leadership and Facilities, any issues with the physical space should be identified and remedied.

Via the access control device at the door to the library, gate counts are obtained to show an approximate overall use of the Library facility.

What is the current use of the library’s physical space?

Library Reserve Desk Use

The library works to maintain a sufficient number of copies of books (texts and other print materials) on its shelves to be accessible when needed by Hunter students, as well as other tools such as laptops and media. A database for Reserve materials that is also online.

The reserve desk relies on student feedback in order to maintain and strengthen the support services it offers to the Campus Community.

A survey is twice (in the fall and in the spring semesters) administered to all students using the reserve desk.

Is the reserve desk used to the fullest and most efficient capacity? Is there is need that isn’t being satisfied?

Faculty Satisfaction Survey

A Faculty Outreach program was developed, including an orientation for new faculty; a revision of the Faculty Library Handbook; a LibGuide for faculty library use with access to online training and tutorials; and an active protocol linking librarian subject specialists to liaison faculty members within specific departments or programs.

Libraries faculty members, along with the college’s Director of Assessment, are collaborating to address faculty satisfaction with library services.   

Information-gathering discussions with nine Hunter College faculty members representing diverse disciplines and stages of professional development will be conducted. We will structure our efforts across three interactive points: Faculty Outreach, Marketing and Valuation of the Library, and Research/Assessment of Faculty Services. 


Is the development program successful and is the collaboration between Library staff and faculty satisfactory?

Remote Access

Through maintenance of a proxy server and system settings the library allows any faculty, student or staff access to databases while off campus.

The Library works to make remote access to its resources as seamless as possible, monitoring the system using patron’s NetID to authenticate access and keeping a list of databases current.

ICIT inserts patron’s status into a monthly log file of who accesses library online resources.

What types of groups are using the online resources?