Two recent trends in academic libraries are the expansion of first year experience programs and the increased demand for accountability through assessment. The two often go hand in hand as libraries are asked to measure and report their impact on new students for institutional goals and accreditation standards.

From formative to summative assessments, Raymond Pun and Long Island University’s First Year Success librarian, Katelyn Angell will share different assessment techniques using qualitative and quantitative methods to assess first year students in the areas of instruction, user experiences, programming, and more!

 Meet the presenters:

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Ray Pun
First Year Student Success Librarian
California State University, Fresno

Ray coordinates the first year information literacy program and first year library experience on campus. In his career, Ray has worked as a research librarian at NYPL and at NYU Shanghai. An active member of ALA, ACRL, SLA and IFLA, he has also published and presented extensively in the areas of public and academic librarianship and community engagement. Ray is currently an ALA Councilor-at-Large, and part of the Executive Board in the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA). His co-edited publications include Career Transitions for Librarians: Proven Strategies for Moving to Another Type of Library and Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe. Most recently, he is the co-editor of The First-Year Experience Cookbook (ACRL 2017) with Meggan Houlihan. 


Katelyn (Kate) Angell
Assistant Professor/First Year Success Librarian
Long Island University - Brooklyn

Katelyn (Kate) Angell is Assistant Professor/First Year Success Librarian at LIU Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University, an MLIS from St. John's University, and an MA in Psychology from LIU Brooklyn. Her research interests include information literacy instruction and assessment, gender and feminist studies, and the organization of information.

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