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Assessment + User Experience

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Read the AUX @ Swarthmore blog for information about current projects!


The Libraries' Assessment Plan is based upon our Mission + Values + Commitments and is shaped by both our Strategic Plan and an annual Institutional Effectiveness Report for the College. We choose assessment methods based on what we want to know about our services and try to answer a question from each of our core functional areas every year. Learn more about our assessment projects and methods!

User Experience

The libraries use a variety of research methods to learn about our user's behavior in order to improve their experience of the libraries, whether they are retrieving an item from the stacks, doing online research through our catalog, or attending an event.

Read more about recent projects, what we've learned and what changes we've made as a result of usability testing and user experience research!