Our Assessment Committee is beginning to review survey software options. Do you recommend Survey Monkey or another commercial survey software program? Do you recommend or use open source programs such as LimeSurvey or others? We would love to know what you are using and if you are satisfied. Thanks! Rachel C. Lewellen Assessment Librarian W.E.B. [...]
The proceedings of the June 2005 Library Assessment Conference, co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Alexander Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki Library, and partially funded by the European Community Social Fund, are now available freely on the Web and for purchase in print. The conference focused on the need for library [...]
aka. “Assessment Boot camp” Here I sit with my thirty-odd pages of notes from the jam-packed 5 days of data analysis training that took place in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago; allow me to decipher the details of qualitative and quantitative methods of assessment and their application for analyzing service quality data for [...]
We currently have a professional subscription to SurveyMonkey software to create online surveys – it’s very user friendly and inexpensive, but I am finding that the reporting aspect leaves much to be desired since it just exports in “.csv” format, which is similar to Excel. Then the data still needs some manual tweaking in order [...]
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.
This article in the Spring 2006 issue of ISTL, Assessing Reference: Using the Wisconsin-Ohio Reference Evaluation Program in an Academic Science Library, provides the Penn State Life Sciences Library results of using this standardized tool for assessing reference services in terms of meeting library users’ expectations. “WOREP is designed to assess the outcome of the [...]