Summary of Instructional Activities
The Library has traditionally collected statistics that provide numerical data on the number of instruction sessions conducted and the number of students and faculty reached. Following the launch of the Information Literacy Initiative in 2002, managers realized the need for additional data in order to provide insight into the depth and breadth of its instructional reach campuswide, which could be used to strategically and programmatically inform information literacy activities.
New data collected includes faculty and group outreach contacts, instructional assessment activities, materials developed for in-person and virtual modes of instruction, development and preparation time spent preparing instructional opportunities, and classrooms utilized throughout campus to teach or collaborate with departmental faculty.
When the Summary of Instructional Activities (SIA) database is well populated with data, it provides useful information about potential intra- and inter-campus partnerships and gaps and saturation points in reaching various groups of students. This information is used to guide planning decisions for the Information Literacy Program. Detailed procedures for the SIA database can be found here and in the SIA FAQ. For more information about the SIA database, contact Diane Mizrachi, Director, Information Literacy Program, by email or telephone at 310.205.6523.