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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

School of Information

Public Libraries

Service Engagement Evaluation Form

5=excellent; 4=very good; 3=good; 2=weak; 1=poor; 0=no credit

A.

Content About the Service Experience

Does the student:

HIGH MIDDLE LOW TOTAL

5 4 3 2 1 0

1. Identify the site? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ______ _______ _____

2. Indicate his/her time and length of service? . . . . . . . . . . . . ______ _______ _____

3. Provide details on the service provided? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ______ _______ _____

4. Identify the staff he/she worked with? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _______ _______ _____

5. Describe any contact with library patrons?

B.

Reflection

Does the student:

1. Explain how he/she prepared for service? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ______ _______ _____

2. Does the student refer to any related course content that

may have assisted him/her in the service? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ______ _______ _____

3. Does the student refer to any gaps in his/her

preparation that might assist in future service? . . . . . . . . ______ _______ _____

4. Does the student reflect on what he/she learned about

public libraries through providing service? . . . . . . . . . . . . . ______ _______ _____

5. Does the student reflect on how he/she might prepare

for future public library service as a student? . . . . . . . . . . . ______ _______ _____

C.

Quality of Written Document:

1. Originality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

2. Effort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

D.

Writing Style

1. Spelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

2. Punctuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

3. Grammar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

4. Word choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

5. Word usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

6. Clarity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

7. Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

8. Does one idea logically follow another ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

9. Sentence variety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

10. Are contractions spelled out? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

11. Does the student avoid “etc."? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

12. Does the student avoid weak connectives like “however”? _____ ______ _____

13. Cliches (not desirable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

14. Length (1250-1500 words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

15. Neatness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

16. Are pages numbered, starting with page 1 of the essay? . . _____ ______ _____

17. Are section headings used, if applicable?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

18. Does the student avoid using “which” when “that” is more

appropriate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

19. Is the text left justified only? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

20. Is the print dark enough to read? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

21. Is the text double spaced? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

22. Cite sources if direct quotations are included? . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

23. Provide a citation to a style manual if sources are

mentioned? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _____ ______ _____

OTHER COMMENTS THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED IN THE CALCULATION OF

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