Collective Insight Driven by Shared Data


Getting the Right Fit:
Tailoring Assessment Strategies for Your Library

Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Webcast from Brandeis University
Waltham, Massachusetts
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Eastern Time


9:00 am—Welcome
Rob Favini, Member Relations Liaison, OCLC, and Susan Stearns, Executive Director, Boston Library Consortium

9:15 am—Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC and
Marie L. Radford, Chair of the Department of Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University School of Communication & Information

10:30 am—Break

10:45 am—Panel and discussion

  • Linda Plunket, Associate University Librarian for Graduate and Research Services and Chair of the Boston Library Consortium's Community of Interest on Assessment, Boston University
  • Karen Merguerian, User Engagement Librarian, Northeastern University
  • Rachel Lewellen, Assessment Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Lisa Horowitz, Assessment Librarian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

11:45 am—Summary and closing thoughts


More information about the Collective Insight event series:

Organizations are using data in new and exciting ways. Phrases like, "linked data," "big data" and "data visualization" have permeated these discussions, signaling a broader trend toward data-driven insight and integration of libraries into the wider Web. Data is an essential driver of success. What do we know about our collections and resources, who uses them and how? How do we share and use data within the library community and the information industry to gain greater insight? How do we utilize this data to reach out our users on the Web?

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