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ACRL Assessment Discussion Group @ ALA

For the first meeting of the ACRL Assessment Discussion Group, we will have two main topics for discussion: Joan Lippincott of the Coalition for Networked Information will introduce the topic of qualitative methods in library assessment for discussion. There will be targeted questions for you to discuss. Sarah Passoneau, Assistant to the Dean and Assessment […]

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Announcement: First ACRL Assessment Discussion Group meeting at ALA!

The ACRL Assessment Committee is pleased to announce the establishment of the ACRL Assessment Discussion Group! This group will “provide a forum for assessment librarians–and those with responsibility for, and interest in, library assessment–to discuss methods, training, results, impact, institutional needs and challenges, and seek solutions to common problems faced by the library assessment community.” […]

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Proposing an ACRL Assessment Section

If you’re interested in joining an informal discussion about proposing an ACRL Assessment Section, please stop by while you’re in Dallas. Or, if you can’t make it but are interested in contributing, email me. Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:00pm – 12:45pm ACRL Assessment Section proposal discussion (Unofficial meeting) Sheraton Dallas Hotel Lobby

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ACRL Assessment Committee

ACRL has recently proposed a new committee structure as part of a broader initiative to support the ACRL Strategic Plan for Excellence. Part of this restructuring includes the disbanding of the ACRL Assessment Committee. From the Proposed Committee Structure Chart (pdf): Current name: Assessment Committee Current Charge: The Assessment Committee is responsible for encouraging the […]

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ACRL Research Forum: Call for Papers

What is the ACRL Research Forum?  The ACRL Research Coordinating Committee is pleased to sponsor a new forum to give those doing research in academic library contexts an opportunity to share their work with a national audience at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, June 21-26, 2012. The ACRL Research Forum will feature […]

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ACRL’s Assessment Committee Program in New Orleans

Stacy L. Voeller, Associate Professor, University College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, reports on the recent ACRL Assessment Panel “Demonstrating the Value of the Library: Assessment Tools and Techniques” organized by Jen Rutner, chair of the ACRL Assessment Committee, and featuring Annette Day (NCSU), Megan Oakleaf (Syracuse), and Steve Hiller (U of Washington). Also, note the […]

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“Towards Demonstrating Value: Measuring the,Contributions of Library Collections to University,Research and Teaching Goals” by Denise Pan, Gabrielle Wiersma, and Yem Fong

Well-done pilot study by Denise Pan, Gabrielle Wiersma, and Yem Fong at the University of Colorado that was inspired by the first ROI study at UIUC. That paper is also worth a look: http://www.goeshow.com/acrl/national/2011/client_uploads/handouts/towards_demonstrating_value.pdf

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“Stop the Madness: The Insanity of ROI and the Need for New Qualitative Measures of Academic Library Success” by Jim Neal

A thoughtful critique on ROI by Jim Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University, signaling Tenopir’s Lib-Value project as a bright exception: “Stop the Madness: The Insanity of ROI and the Need for New Qualitative Measures of Academic Library Success” http://www.goeshow.com/acrl/national/2011/client_uploads/handouts/stop_the_madness1.pdf And here’s the Chronicle piece with a brief overview of […]

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ARL StatsQUAL Booth at ACRL 2011

The StatsQUAL Team will be available for individual consultations at our Pennsylvania Convention Center booth (#1037) at the following times: Wednesday, March 30, 5:45–7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Past StatsQUAL participants: we invite you to join the StatsQUAL Team in greeting guests at the booth – […]

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ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section preconference

There are several assessment-related sessions featured in this year’s ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section preconference, which will be held on June 21-24, in Baton Rouge, LA: Workshop Title: Learning by Design: Working SDRAWKCAB From Goals to Achieve and Document Learning Success Presenter: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (Associate Professor/Coordinator Information Literacy Services, University of Illinois at […]

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