Archive | LAC 2006

Dear Assessment Community: The latest edition of the LibQUAL+®: Update is now available online at: http://www.libqual.org/documents/admin/LQUpdate_May2009_FINAL.pdf. In this issue: 2009 Session I Survey: Deadline Approaching Library Assessment Conference Proceedings now available Summer Events with LibQUAL+®: Library Assessment Corner And more! If you have any questions about this publication or the LibQUAL+®: service in general, please […]

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2006 Library Assessment Conference Proceedings Now Available

The proceedings of the September 2006 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment are now available for purchase. The first Library Assessment Conference offered in North America brought together more than 200 participants from 36 states and six countries outside North America. The attendees—representing 109 libraries, associations, library systems, and vendors—participated in more than […]

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Library Assessment Conference Photos

There are now a bunch of photos from the Library Assessment Conference available for viewing here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/assessment2006/. Right now the photos are sorted into albums by photographer. I’ve applied “tags” to several of them, but by no means all. If anyone else out there has photos they’re willing to share from the event, I’d be […]

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LAC Welcome and Opening

Yes, I realize this is horribly out of order and should have been posted before the posts about plenary and parallel but… well, it wasn’t. The good news is that because of the delay, I’m able to include a few pictures which, as we all know, is worth at least another thousand words. Jim Self, […]

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Library Assessment Conference Photos

Some of the photos taken from the Library Assessment Conference have been loaded into Flickr. You can view them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/assessment2006/ I’d like to add more photos to this collection. If anyone else took photos throughout the conference and is willing to share them, please contact me at swright at u.washington.edu and I’ll be happy […]

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Additional Commentary on Assessment by John Lombardi

John V. Lombardi, UMass Amherst chancellor and plenary speaker at the Library Assessment conference, writes in his regular higher education column that colleges and universities should provide detailed and data-based measurements to help students and parents make informed decisions about which schools to attend and what they can realistically expect from a college education. (Inside […]

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Participants at LA Conference

There is so much to do at this conference! There have been activities planned throughout the day, including breakfasts and evenings. In addition, there are many interesting participants to meet and chat with during the breaks. The participants at this conference seem to have some similarities and some differences. In terms of the similarities, many […]

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Parallel 2: Library Assessment on a Budget: Using Effect Size Meta-analysis to Get the Most Out of the Library-related Survey Data

Eric Ackerman, Radford University/McConnell Library Eric’s presentation is useful for those with a limited assessment budget, or who want to stretch their current budget a bit. The very short version (apologies to Eric if I get this wrong) is that it’s possible to take data from disparate sources and, using effect-size meta analysis, compare the […]

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