Category Archives: professional development

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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School Librarians: Free Online Assessment Webinar!

How do you provide concrete, measurable evidence for abstract concepts like leadership and instructional best practice? How can you provide this kind of evidence without adding to an already jam-packed workload? Why is it so important that school librarians do … 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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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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Oregon Program Evaluators Network (OPEN)

The Oregon Program Evaluators Network (OPEN) has announced the keynote presenter for their next conference on Sept 19th, 2014. The speaker will be Stephanie Evergreen who writes about presenting data effectively. You can view her website here. I attended the … 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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Free Web Conference Features session on Public Library Metrics and Measurement

This year’s “Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference” , developed by the Nicolet Federeated Library System,features many interesting sessions for public librarians. Of particular assessment interest is “Library Metrics and Measurement: Counting What Counts & Making it Matter“, given by Emily Clasper, … Continue reading

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ACRL’s “Revising the Information Literacy Competency Standards” Online Open Forums

If you haven’t yet had a chance, check out the recordings and Q&A’s available from ACRL’s Online Open Forums on Revising the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. As we all know, it helps to have well-thought-out standards and … Continue reading

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Using Google Analytics to Understand Customer/Patron Intent

One of this month’s “Tips of the Week” from Google Analytics has great potential for assessing patron intent when visiting your library’s website. They suggest: “If you are trying to understand what your visitors want from you, a great place … Continue reading

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General Education & Assessment Conference in Portland

Just wanted to share this professional development opportunity surrounding learning and assessment from the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) that will be in Portland in 2014. The conference is now open for registration.   From their website: General … Continue reading

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