"Getting the Right Fit: Tailoring Assessment Strategies for Your Library" video now available

 

Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., and Marie L. Radford, Chair of the Department of Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University School of Communication & Information, presented this keynote during the Collective Insight event co-hosted by the Boston Library Consortium and OCLC at Brandeis University on 22 April 2014.

Librarians find themselves in an ever-shifting landscape where tight budgets, increased electronic material, purchasing, and ever-expanding user expectations influence the use and the perceived value of the library. Central to a library's success will be the ability to present compelling evidence, backed by data to demonstrate the library’s contribution to their institution's mission and goals. A key component to determining and expressing the value of the library is increasingly being drawn from a successful assessment program.

This event—co-hosted by the Boston Library Consortium and OCLC—helped to define the practice of assessment, explored what drives a successful assessment program, and identified practical tools and techniques that can be tailored to use in reaching the specific assessment goals of your library.

See the Collective Insight event overview for more information.

For more information:

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
OCLC Research
connawal@oclc.org
+1-303-246-3623

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
renspiem@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

 

Quick links:Getting the Right Fit: Tailoring Assessment Strategies for Your Library

Collective Insight: Driven by Shared Data series [link]

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D. [link

 

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