Artifact 6

Action Plan, document

Action Plan, document

Action Plan to Combat Nonuse at an Academic Library

MLS Outcomes: P.O. 6, 7
MLS Values: P.V. 2, 4

The purpose of the LI810 course is to teach future librarians about research methods and their applications in Library and Information Science. This involves using both qualitative and quantitative methods for research, and using theoretical principles and practical procedures for planning, designing, conducting, analyzing, and evaluating research. We approached our learning with theories from Beck and Manuel’s Practical research methods for librarians and information professionals.

Handout

Handout

Session Photo

Session Photo

Poster Photos

Poster Photos

 

 

 

 

My action plan is a five-step approach to combat library nonuse at an undergraduate library. The steps, based on current research, are 1. Form a Marketing Team, 2. Assess Student Needs and Preferences, 3. Set Marketing Goals, Create Promotional Tools, and Design Library Systems, 4. Put Marketing Goals in Motion, and 5. Evaluate Progress and Make Changes as Needed. Through designing this action plan, I practiced defining a topic and an answerable question, and reviewing literature of undergraduate library nonuse and library marketing to develop a sequential plan to improve services. This demonstrates that I can retrieve, evaluate, and discuss new research in the field, and assess library or information problems and identify an appropriate, research-based solution. I also demonstrated that I can present and discuss an evidence-based action plan at a poster session.