ARL ASSESSMENT FORUM – 2014 ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia, Friday, January 23, 1:30-3:00pm

Notes by Karen Neurohr (Oklahoma State) and Martha Kyrillidou (ARL) A gathering of 80+ colleagues interested in library assessment met as usual during Friday before ALA to hear interesting developments in library assessment. This forum takes place twice a year in conjunction with ALA annual and midwinter meetings from 1:30 to 3:00pm on Fridays and […]

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Library assessment gatherings — how many are there?

There is an increasing number of library assessment community gatherings so it’s worth doing a brief update on what’s happening. Historically, what is known as the biennial Northumbria conference with roots in the UK dates back more than a decade ago. Similarly, the biennial Evidence Based Library and Information Science gathering with its roots in […]

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Non-response bias in Survey Research

This post is only part of a conversation I have been having with statistician and librarian and gentleman of many hats, Ray Lyon.  We are discussing Total Survey Error. Non-response bias is only one of the pitfalls in poor survey methodology and the biased data some surveys reveal.  I expect more will come on this […]

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Jefferson Public Library

Another fun highlight from yesterday was the way I became aware of the “Getting a Good Read” piece. So I receive an email from a Jefferson Public Library that is interested in LibQUAL+. Well, we do have a dozen brave public libraries that have implemented LibQUAL+ and surprise surprise — one of them is Jefferson […]

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