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ARL Statistics 2007-08 Mailing and Webcast

The ARL Statistics 2007-08 mailing is available at: http://www.arl.org/stats/annualsurveys/arlstats/08statmail.shtml The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering a webcast on the findings of the ARL Ad Hoc Task Force on Best Practices for Counting Serial Titles and the way the work of the group has informed changes in the ARL Statistics 2007–08 survey. The webcast […]

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Introduction – Jennifer Rutner

I’m the Program Coordinator for Marketing and Assessment here at the Columbia University Libraries. It’s quite an exciting job, and a new position for the Libraries. On the assessment front we’ve just completed our second round of LibQual+ surveys, produced a three year strategic plan, and are busy developing a three year assessment plan to […]

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Introduction – Nancy Kress

Hi all, I am currently Head of Bookstacks at the University of Chicago. I like to tell people that what I really do is line operations management. My challenge is to manage forty-plus staff and students to accurately and efficiently maintain five million-plus books. I began using business process management tools in 2003, starting with […]

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Introduction – Karen Hopkins

I am currently the Assistant to the Dean for Planning and Assessment at the University of Texas at Arlington Library. When I inherited this position in 2002 it was reconstituted to include managing the planning process, including annual planning as well as strategic planning, and nudging the library managers into systems thinking and data consideration […]

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Introduction – Lisa Hill

Hello everyone, I am the coordinator for the Assessment Resource Office for University of Victoria Libraries (http://gateway.uvic.ca/index.html) and I recently acquired responsibility for Statistics within the Libraries as part of my portfolio as well. Having those two aspects as my main priorities seems like a good fit. I also assist our Director of Access & […]

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Introduction – MaShana Davis

Thanks Pam for creating this magnificent tool! I am the Technical Communications Liaison for the Association of Research Libraries’ Statistics and Service Quality Programs. In this role, I am primarily responsible for providing communication for establishing and maintaining mutual understanding and cooperation between the team and clientele and other interested parties. In addition to handling […]

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Introduction – Lee Jaffe

I recently became the (interim) Assistant to the University Librarian, with responsibility for developing an assessment program as one of my roles. I’m new to assessment, at least since the far-off days of library school. Back then there was a lot of buzz about Brenda Dervin and I still find myself influenced by her approaches […]

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Introduction and Initiatives – Nancy Turner

Hello. I am Head of Digital & Electronic Resource Management Services at Syracuse University Library. In that capacity, I have responsibility for the collection of usage statistics for all electronic resources — now representing over 50% of our collections budget. I’ve also served on the Library’s Assessment Committee for the last three years as we’ve […]

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