The University of Alberta Libraries, with a long tradition of service excellence to the University and its communities, seek a dynamic individual to support service improvements to the Libraries. Reporting to the Director, the Assessment Librarian will co-ordinate and implement assessment activities and create a knowledge base documenting user preferences and behaviours. Responsibilities may also […]
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Are your calendars marked? 4th International Conference on Evidence Based Library and Information Practice May 6-9, 2007. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The conference will be followed by two days of continuing education. 7th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services August 13-16, 2007. Spier Hotel and Conference Centre (Between Cape Town […]
Some nice multi-year work from the University of Massachusetts Amherst on the assessment activities undertaken in evaluating their Learning Commons services.
Kansas State University Libraries is using the Project SAILS test to assess information literacy skills on a large scale by testing 1000 undergraduate students. Read about their project plan here. Standardized, tested, and reliable tools, like SAILS, are so key to the continued development of assessment programs in academic libraries.
Presentations from the Library Assessment Conference are now available on the conference web site.
The Association of Research Libraries has graciously agreed to take over host duties for the libraryassessment.info community blog and add it to its array of services in support of library assessment. Stephanie Wright at the University of Washington has agreed to serve as blog administrator — contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. A big thanks to Martha […]
The highly successful, two-year, Association of Research Libraries (ARL) project, â€œMaking Library Assessment Work: Practical Approaches for Developing and Sustaining Effective Assessmentâ€ is making the transition to an ongoing ARL-sponsored service called â€œEffective, Sustainable, and Practical Library Assessment.â€ Led by experts in library assessment Steve Hiller and Jim Self in collaboration with Martha Kyrillidou, this […]
The NFAIS Committee on Best Practices/Usage Statistics is organizing a one-day meeting, Online Usage Statistics: Current Status and Future Directions, to be held on Friday, October 27, 2006 at PALINET Headquarters, in Philadelphia, PA, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This one-day program will provide a brief overview of usage statistics – the standards used […]
ACRL is offering three professional development workshops in conjunction with the 2007 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington. The workshops will be held on Friday, January 19, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration materials and complete details about the workshops are online at www.acrl.org (click â€œEvents & Conferencesâ€). Assessment of […]
Evidence Based Library & Information Practice 4th International Conference “Transforming the Profession” May 6-11, 2007, Chapel Hill-Durham, North Carolina, USA The Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference (EBLIP4) is an exciting international event that has emerged in response to the growing interest among all types of libraries in using the best available evidence to […]