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Webinar upcoming: Data for Return On Investment (ROI) and Benchmarking Ebook Collections

Upcoming webinar: Data for ROI and Benchmarking Ebook Collections. From the webinar description: “Data is being used to make quick ebooks acquisitions decision changes at a single library and being used in scale to better understand ebook usage globally. “Ying … Continue reading

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Proposals Wanted! For 2014 ACRL and 2015 OLA Conferences

Assessment related presentation opportunities–PROPOSALS WANTED 2014 ACRL Oregon & Washington Fall Joint Conference Location:  Menucha Retreat and Conference Center Dates: Thursday, October 23 – Friday, October 24, 2014 Theme: Professional Identity and Technology: Looking Forward Proposals due: Friday, September 19th, … Continue reading

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Meet LART’s new chair: Kate Rubick

Introducing Me, My Selfies, and… I am Kate Rubick (not to be confused with Rubric, perfect as that would be).  I am the Instruction Services Librarian at Lewis & Clark College and the incoming Chair of the OLA Library Assessment … Continue reading

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Special Public Library Registration for Assessment Conference

ARL and the University of Washington Libraries are offering a special $200 public library package for the 2014 Library Assessment Conference to be held August 4–6 in Seattle, Washington. This is a discount of more than 50%. From the announcement: … Continue reading

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Programs, Skills, Impact: Assessing Information Literacy

To support information literacy (IL) advocacy activities among K-20 librarians, the Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon (ILAGO) has compiled an annotated bibliography of resources from library professional literature demonstrating the “impact and importance of information literacy in student success.” … Continue reading

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Throwback…Friday: an Interview with Meredith Farkas

OLA is coming soon and so is our conference event on the state of library assessment in Oregon! Meredith Farkas is one of the panelists who will be speaking at our event, and we thought we’d repost an interview we did … Continue reading

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Meet the OLA LART Presentation Panel: an Interview with Sara Seely

Sara Seely is in her 3rd year as a reference librarian at Portland Community College (PCC). She came to PCC from Boise State University (BSU). At PCC—Rock Creek, she is liaison to Composition & Literature, Writing, Art, and Microelectronics & … Continue reading

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LART meeting at OLA conference 4/17 5:30-6:00

Do you have questions or ideas about library assessment? Would you like to have a say in the future of the Library Assessment Round Table? Come to the LART meeting at the Oregon Library Association conference: Thursday, April 17 from … Continue reading

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ALA Midwinter 2014 Assessment Events

Are you attending ALA’s Midwinter meeting this year and looking for events that focus on assessment? We’ve come across a few in our (admittedly brief) survey of the online conference schedule. Here are some that caught our eye (we’ve given … Continue reading

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Fall Issue of “College & Undergraduate Libraries” focuses on Assessment

If you have some time to catch up on professional readings this month, consider delving into the Fall 2013 issue of College & Undergraduate Libraries, entitled “Proving Value and Improving Practice: Assessment Strategies for the Small Academic Library”. This entirely … Continue reading

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