ARL ASSESSMENT FORUM – ALA Midwinter, Friday, January 23, 1:30-3:00

ARL ASSESSMENT FORUM
ALA Midwinter, Friday, January 23, 1:30-3:00

The Curtis Hotel
1405 Curtis Street

Denver, CO

*please note this meeting is not listed in the ALA program (make a note of the location)

ASSESSMENT SUPPORT FOR BUDGET REDUCTION PLANNING

Libraries everywhere are grappling with the reality of sizeable funding cuts.  In this difficult and rapidly changing environment, assessment can play a valuable role in providing information critical to support budget reduction and program review.  Please join us on Friday January 23, from 1:30 to 3:00 to learn more about how good assessment can lead to better informed decisions.  We’ll discuss how libraries are using assessment results, statistics, performance measures/metrics and other management information data to support planning and decision-making related to budget cuts.

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Presentations offered during this forum by Steve Hiller and Sharyn Ladner are now available at:

Budget-Reduction Planning: The University of Miami Experience
Sharyn Ladner, Library Assessment Forum, American Library Association, Denver, CO, January 23, 2009.

Library Metrics: Users, Use Trends and New Service Models
Steve Hiller, Library Assessment Forum, American Library Association, Denver, CO, January 23, 2009.

6 Responses to ARL ASSESSMENT FORUM – ALA Midwinter, Friday, January 23, 1:30-3:00

  1. stevenb December 1, 2008 at 8:34 pm #

    This sounds like a valuable forum. I appreciate that you are offering it. However, the time creates a conflict with the always excellent OCLC Forum – that is always 1:30 to 4 on the Friday of ALA (mid and annual). For those of us who would like to attend both, perhaps ARL could consider making their assessment forum on Friday from 11 to 1 – and then there is time to take in the OCLC forum as well.

  2. martha kyrillidou December 2, 2008 at 9:24 am #

    It’s hard to schedule things at ALA without conflicts — ARL has a ClimateQUAL meeting on Friday mornings. We will look into this if there is anything that can be done. — Martha

  3. Linda Plunket January 6, 2009 at 8:16 am #

    For those of us interested but not attend Midwinter, would it be possible to webcast this assessment forum?

    Thanks,
    Linda

  4. Sharyn Ladner January 6, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

    I agree that if at all possible, please try to reschedule the ARL Assessment Meeting to Friday morning. I also attend the OCLC Symposium, and this year the topic is especially timely: From Linking to Thinking–How We’ll Live When Information Surrounds Us.

  5. martha kyrillidou January 6, 2009 at 1:46 pm #

    In response to Linday Plunket’s request, we will post descriptions of the event, ppt slides etc, on the website.

  6. Linda Plunket January 7, 2009 at 9:01 am #

    Wonderful! So glad the ppt slides and descriptions will be posted.

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