From Acceptance to Assessment: Academic Librarians CAN Card-Swipe

BRANNON, Sian and SMITH, Susan (2016) From Acceptance to Assessment: Academic Librarians CAN Card-Swipe. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session 101 - Poster Sessions.

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Abstract

From Acceptance to Assessment: Academic Librarians CAN Card-Swipe

Card swiping data can be collected for many activities on college campuses, including library services such as attendance at instruction sessions and programs. It is hoped that this data will be aggregated to show the combined role the library plays in student retention and success. However, to collect the data, librarians must first adopt the card swiping technology. The extended Technology Acceptance Model (TAM2) developed by Venkatesh and Davis looks at constructs such as perceived usefulness, intention to use, benefits, experience, organizational support, and voluntariness. The authors adapted the model to consider the unique context and characteristics of librarians and the academic library, and included constructs about how others use the technology, and what organizational support is given. This printed poster will describe the results of longitudinal research of academic librarians using card-swiping technologies to improve collaborative assessment efforts on a large public university campus. Visually, it will include English text highlighting general purposes of card-swiping on our campus, a brief overview of the methodologies used, and a partial list of constructs studied. Graphics will include color photographs of the technology ‘in use’ and color excerpts from an instructional manual. Preliminary findings will be displayed through bulleted lists and tables.

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