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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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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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New August resolution

For a few months now I have been lamenting to myself how this blog has basically become an announcement blog. So, in a new August resolution mode, I am going to try to make this more personal, invigorating and fun! Sometimes I am jealous of Ray Lyons’ blog — his entries are extensive and thought […]

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LibQUAL+® to Offer Training at ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia

LibQUAL+ will offer a series of free workshops for current and potential participants in conjunction with the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Monday, January 27, 2014. LibQUAL+ Survey Introduction Recommended for all first-time survey administrators. This session provides new and prospective LibQUAL+ participants with information on the project’s development and […]

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Call for LibQUAL+® Marketing Materials

ARL’s Statistics and Assessment team invites libraries participating in LibQUAL+ to share their successful marketing materials. We are interested in the materials you have used to promote your surveys and in the ways that you have shared the results with your campus communities. Items might include flyers, posters, table tents, e-mail messages, web pages, white […]

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