ACRL Assessment Discussion Group Meeting at ALA Midwinter
When: Saturday, January 26, 2013 – 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Westin Seattle Hotel
Fifth Ave Room
Moderator: Nisa Bakkalbasi, Assessment Coordinator at Columbia University
Speaker: Lisa Hinchliffe, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University Library University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Speaker: Steve Hiller, Director of Assessment and Planning, University of Washington Libraries
The ACRL Assessment Discussion Group meeting will focus on two topics: collaborative assessment and standards for library assessment. Lisa Hinchliffe, of the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a leader in the library value movement, will lead the discussion of collaborative assessment. This discussion will focus on library collaboration with other data-gathering entities on your campus in order to provide a rich picture of the impact of the library on issues of importance to the university as a whole. For example, some libraries have been able to compare student grades to their library use and see if there is a correlation between library use and grades. Others are looking at the library’s contribution to student retention or to faculty success in grant proposals. Steve Hiller, Director of Assessment and Planning at the University of Washington Libraries and a long-time leader in and advocate for library assessment, will lead a discussion about the history and importance of standards for library assessment in general and about two ISO standards in particular: ISO 11620 – Performance indicators for Libraries and ISO 16439 – Library Impact Assessment, (still under development). Please join us for a lively discussion of cutting-edge assessment topics and learn from leaders in the field!