APR 22

Getting the Right Fit: Tailoring Assessment Strategies for Your Library: a Collective Insight Event

"Getting the Right Fit: Tailoring Assessment Strategies for Your Library"was a half-day event at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, on April 22, and co-hosted by the Boston Library Consortium and OCLC.

This event has passed.

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

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.

View the Agenda.

View the chat archive from the webcast.

Video Presentations

Morning Session Slides and Handout

User Surveys

(PDF, 12 slides, 1009 KB)
22 April 2014

Linda Plunket, AUL, Graduate & Research Services, Library Assessment Committee Chair, Boston University

Afternoon Workshop Slides and Handouts


22 April 2014


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]



Special thanks to our event partners, Boston Library Consortium and Brandeis University, for co-hosting this interactive program.


This event is part of OCLC's cooperative-wide discussion series, "Collective Insight: Driven by Shared Data." This event is free and open to all.