Focus on Assessment: In Support of International Students, Multi-Campus Perspectives

By: Steve  Borrelli

Tuesday 10/31 at 2 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library

Our international student population continues to grow, up from 12% of total enrollment in 2012 to over 15% in 2016 [Penn State Factbook]. We know that international students use our library services frequently, but are we, as libraries, meeting their needs? Over the past year, the Library Assessment Department has investigated how international students make use of our services and resources, what we do in support of them, and what aspects of library services and resources contribute to their feelings of welcomeness and inclusion while in our spaces. This event will present what we’ve learned, how learning has informed practice, and will highlight aspects of what we as a library system do to support this diverse population of students from multiple perspectives across the Commonwealth.

Please join us for the event on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in Foster Auditorium. The event will be broadcast over Mediasite Live.

Speakers include:

  • Mark Mattson, Global Partnerships and Outreach Librarian
  • Paula Smith, Reference Librarian, Penn State Abington
  • Joi Jackson, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Penn State Harrisburg
  • Carmen Gass, User Services Training Coordinator
  • Susan Lane, Special Collections Cataloger
  • Chao Su, Library Assessment Graduate Assistant
  • Steve Borrelli, Head of Library Assessment