Author Archives: Rick

Shaping Outcomes for Libraries and Museums

Here is another resource that might be of interest to people wanting to know more about Outcomes Based Planning and Evaluation (OBPE). This site leads you through a series of teaching and learning modules and is also available in mobile … Continue reading

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ALA 2014 Assessment-y Sessions

Below are some select programs, sessions, and whatnot that will be at ALA Las Vegas this year. I definitely will be attending a few of these. I hope to see you there. Library Assessment Forum Friday, June 27, 2014 – 1:30pm to 3:00pm … Continue reading

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Webinar: Library Data Reporting & Analysis (Gale)

GALE is providing a webinar on library data and analysis. It will be on June 13 at 8am PST. You can register for it here.    

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ILAGO Library Assessment RT Representative

In the informal survey of library assessment priorities among Oregon libraries that LART recently completed, one of the themes that rose to the top –  was that of assessment of library instruction and learning.  As information literacy is one area … Continue reading

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Recap: ILAGO/LART Information Threshold Concepts Workshop

OLA LART was lucky to be able to “curate” a session on information literacy threshold concepts at the 2014 Oregon Information Literacy Summit held by ILAGO. We invited Amy Hofer to lead a workshop about potential assessment techniques when using … Continue reading

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OLA Assessment Round Table seeking officers

The OLA Library Assessment Round Table (aka LART) is seeking interested librarians to run for the positions of: Round Table Chair (and supreme overlord) Chair-elect (and assessment viceroy) Social Media guru (blog/twitter maven) This is an active group seeking to … Continue reading

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Webinar: Telling the Story of your Library’s Impact 5/22

This is a re-post from the NW Central website related to a library assessment webinar of interest. Telling the Story of your Library’s Impact Date, Location Thu, 05/22/2014 – 9:00am – 10:00am About the Event No matter where you are or what type … Continue reading

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State of Library Assessment in Oregon presentation now in NWCentral

The OLA-LART sponsored presentation at the Oregon Library Association conference The State of Library Assessment in Oregon is now available on the NW Central website. The presentation description is below. Description: Come learn about library assessment in Oregon. A panel of wonderfully knowledgeable … Continue reading

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Ethics and Ethnography

The library-related blog #UKANTHROLIB has nice post about the ethics of studying people (ethnography) in libraries. So, you want to study people? Ethics and Library Ethnography Not surprisingly, the IRB (Institutional Review Board) shows up in the discussion. My advice is … Continue reading

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Low Hassle, Low Cost Library Space Survey (Article)

I just ran across this article in the new issue of Library Leadership & Management about a low cost/low hassle way to survey students about library spaces. You can read the article here.   A Low-Hassle, Low-Cost Method to Survey … Continue reading

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