Archive | assessment initiatives

Library assessment gatherings — how many are there?

There is an increasing number of library assessment community gatherings so it’s worth doing a brief update on what’s happening. Historically, what is known as the biennial Northumbria conference with roots in the UK dates back more than a decade ago. Similarly, the biennial Evidence Based Library and Information Science gathering with its roots in […]

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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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Ithaka S+R is publicly releasing our Library Survey 2010: Insights From U.S. Academic Library Directors

Today, Ithaka S+R is publicly releasing our Library Survey 2010: Insights From U.S. Academic Library Directors, and it is now available from our website at http://bit.ly/eBdWYd. The Library Survey aims to help academic libraries and other members of the higher education community understand the changing role of the library and how to adapt strategically to […]

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IMLS grant on Lib-Value featured at the ARL Library Assessment Forum

Friday, January 15, 2010 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Library Assessment Forum: Effective, Sustainable, and Practical Assessment InterContinental Hotel Griffin/Robinson Room Boston MA The forum focused on the recent IMLS grant on Return on Investment (ROI) awarded to ARL, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Tennessee with a presentation by Carol Tenopir, co-PI, who […]

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Columbia University Libraries Assessment Forums

The Columbia University Libraries recently opened the Assessment Forums speakers series to the public. You can now access presentations and podcasts of the Forums online. Columbia University Libraries Assessment Forums are an opportunity for staff at the Libraries and our colleagues in the community to learn about successful assessment projects at nearby college and university […]

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Living the Balanced Scorecard

LLAMA Measurement Assessment and Evaluation Section (MAES) Pre-conference Workshop Living the Balanced Scorecard, an exciting and engaging pre-conference workshop, will be held on Friday, July 10, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm during the ALA Annual 2009 conference in Chicago, sponsored by LLAMA MAES. The workshop will be presented by Joe Matthews of the San Jose […]

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Graduate Student and Faculty Spaces and Services, SPEC Kit 308

Washington DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published Graduate Student and Faculty Spaces and Services, SPEC Kit 308, which explores the variety of resources and services being delivered to or envisioned for these users by ARL member libraries. Recently, ARL libraries have begun to experiment with an enriched set of spaces and services to […]

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The LibQUAL+® Update: October 2008

Hello Assessment Community: The current issue of the LibQUAL+® Update is now available online at: http://www.libqual.org/documents/admin/LQUpdate_October2008_Final.pdf. Highlights in this issue: Survey information 2008-2009 2009 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO Spotlight On: Northeastern University Plans for the 2010 Library Assessment Conference LibQUAL+® Publications: Papers, Posters, & Presentations and much more! Please feel free to contact […]

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LAC2008: Poster, “Proving Value and Preserving Staff Sanity: A Centralized Data Repository”

For a description of the poster, please see the abstract (#7, page 13). You can view the poster here. For those interested in the progress of the process described in the poster, you may contact Kay (kay.chapa@utsouthwestern.edu) or Scott (scott.carpenter@utsouthwestern.edu). On a related matter, an “Affinity Lunch Group” met on the last day of the […]

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