Archive | LAC 2016

Takeaways from the Library Assessment Conference

Sofia Leung Teaching & Learning Program Manager and Liaison Librarian MIT Thanks to the generosity of ARL and the Library Assessment Conference planning committee, I was able to attend the Library Assessment Conference (LAC) in Arlington, Virginia, this year. It was an exciting opportunity to meet and learn from librarians with plenty of assessment expertise. […]

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Reflections upon Attending the Library Assessment Conference

Genny Jon Science Librarian York University Attending my first Library Assessment Conference was a wonderful experience. My conference began with an “ah-ha” moment in Martha Kyrillidou’s “Outcome(s) Assessment” pre-conference workshop: we need to begin with the desired outcomes and then find activities to enable the outcomes and measure outputs of these activities to assess our […]

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Reflections on the Library Assessment Conference

Don P. Jason III Clinical Informationist/Assistant Librarian University of Cincinnati I was truly honored to receive an ARL travel award to attend the 2016 Library Assessment Conference. This conference was an eye-opening and empowering experience. One of the most memorable parts of the conference was the opening keynote speech given by Lisa Hinchliffe. She provided a […]

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Library Assessment Conference Report

Vanissa Gosserand Reference/User Services Librarian Southern University A&M College I really enjoyed attending this conference, as it provided useful information and inspiration. I learned that library assessment is a process undertaken by libraries to learn about the needs of users (and non-users). It is also used to evaluate how well libraries support these needs, in […]

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Reflections on the Library Assessment Conference

Jennifer H. Gibson St. Louis County Library “With knowledge comes power, and with power comes great responsibility.” This phrase repeated in my mind throughout the 2016 Library Assessment Conference (LAC). Sitting in a workshop with Martha Kyrillidou left me in awe of her vast knowledge, a feeling which was magnified the following morning during the first plenary […]

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Reflections on the Library Assessment Conference

Linda Aurora Garcia Circulation and Reserves Assistant Washington State University Vancouver I feel like I found my people—the people who understand and advocate for the importance of assessment in libraries. Assessment to me is simple: are you meeting the needs of your users? At the end of the day, as librarians we’re in it to […]

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Reflections on My First Library Assessment Conference

Richard M. Cho Reference/Instruction Librarian California State University, Fullerton Flying a long way from California to Virginia, I had the pleasure of attending the 2016 Library Assessment Conference, which happened to be celebrating its 10-year anniversary. A few months earlier, I was in Florida for the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, and the experience […]

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Reflections on the Library Assessment Conference

Enrique Caboverde III Library Associate, Cataloging Florida International University Some moments in our lives have a way of exposing how incomplete our perceptions of reality are—the Library Assessment Conference (LAC) 2016 was mine. I don’t mean this in a negative way; on the contrary, though sobering it was inspiring. As a library and information science […]

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Finding My Focus

Kawanna M. Bright PhD Student in Research Methods & Statistics and Graduate Assistant, Office of Diversity and Inclusion University of Denver Before I decided to pursue my PhD, I earned 12 years of experience as a librarian, working my way up from resident librarian to head of a department. During that time I found myself […]

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