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Discussion Tentative Agenda for 4/15/2016 Meeting

by Kirsten Kinsley on Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 11:11 am

 

Hi all:

See this link to view the agenda for the 4/15/2016 agenda:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lohaPgUGwLuDJO7wJkOpKmC-xJPxhXma8BKz...

Discussion LLAMA MAES Hot Topics in Assessment Discussion Group - Summary of Midwinter 2015 discussion

by Tobeylynn Birch on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 05:28 pm

At ALA Midwinter 2015 in Chicago, about 30 brave souls ignored blizzard warnings on Sunday afternoon and stayed at McCormick Place to participate in the MAES Hot Topics in Assessment discussion on "Using Ethnographic Research in Library Assessment." To initiate discussion, we heard about four completed or in-process studies from:

At ALA Midwinter 2015 in Chicago, about 30 brave souls ignored blizzard warnings on Sunday afternoon and stayed at McCormick Place to participate in the MAES Hot Topics in Assessment discussion on "Using Ethnographic Research in Library Assessment." To initiate discussion, we heard about four completed or in-process studies from:

  • Terry Taylor, DePaul University
  • Kirsten Kinsley, Florida State University
  • Terri Fishel, Macalester College
  • Neely J. Tang, Cornell University

Attached is a summary of the presentations, a handout from one of the speakers, and a handout about a multi-institution life mapping project.

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Discussion CUNY Assessment Conference

by Meg Scharf on Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 04:13 pm

http://cuny.edu/libraries/conference.html
This site is for "Reinventing Libraries:Reinventing Assessment". The conference is June 6, 2014, and the deadline for conference submissions is March 1, 2014. I received the announcement of this conference---many of you probably did, as well---but thought I would pass it along. Might be of particular interest to those in the Northeast.
It should be fairly warm in NYC by then.

Discussion LLAMA MAES Midwinter Discussion Group - Why Aren’t We Doing Assessment: How to Overcome Obstacles

by Diane Wahl (non-member) on Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 04:35 pm

Date/Time:  Sunday, January 26, 2014, 4:30 to 5:30

Location: Philadelphia Convention Center Room 102 A

Facilitators:

  • Lisa Hinchliffe, Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Donna Tolson, Library Strategist, University of Virginia Library

 

Date/Time:  Sunday, January 26, 2014, 4:30 to 5:30

Location: Philadelphia Convention Center Room 102 A

Facilitators:

  • Lisa Hinchliffe, Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Donna Tolson, Library Strategist, University of Virginia Library

 

Lisa Hinchliffe will provide an overview of culture of assessment and organizational practices that are associated with such a culture.  Following these opening remarks, discussion group attendees will participate in table discussions of barriers to developing a culture of assessment, reporting out their findings to the group. Then, Donna Tolson will discuss how the University of Virginia developed a culture of assessment at their library, current issues they are facing, and new priorities such as how to assess strategic directions. Her presentation will lead into table discussions about prioritizing assessment efforts. The discussion will conclude with a general Q & A. 

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Discussion Call for proposals

by W. Bede Mitchell on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 07:18 am

This might of interest to other MAES members:

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

 

This might of interest to other MAES members:

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

 

The Southeastern Library Assessment Conference provides an opportunity for those interested in advancing the library assessment and user experience conversation to gather together to share and discuss practical ideas and information.

 

Call for Proposals

The Southeastern Library Assessment Conference invites proposals for the October 21-22, 2013, conference to be held in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Program proposals should be designed to fit within a 45-minute timeframe, which includes time for questions. We encourage thoughtful, timely proposals on any topic related to assessment in libraries of all types, including, but not limited to:

 

  • Collaborations
  • Collections
  • Creating assessment plans
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Demonstrating value
  • Developing a culture of assessment
  • Ethnographic studies
  • Getting started with assessment
  • Impact on student learning, retention, progression, and/or graduation
  • Learning outcomes
  • Library instruction
  • Methods
  • Reporting results to stakeholders
  • Services
  • Spaces and facilities
  • Special collections and archives
  • Usability
  • User experience

 

Proposals should include:

 

  • Program title
  • Name, institution, position title, and email address of each presenter
  • Abstract of 200 words or fewer. The abstract should state clearly the relevance of the topic to library assessment and practical implications for libraries.
  • Brief 2-3 sentence abstract suitable for the conference website and program
  • At least three learning outcomes to be addressed during the program

 

Please submit proposals online by April 17, 2013.  Notification of acceptance is by May 13, 2013.

 

Please direct any questions you have to the Conference Coordinating Committee.

 

Susan Bailey, Emory University

John Bodnar, Emory University

Ameet Doshi, Georgia Institute of Technology

Jennifer Jones, Georgia State University

Erin Nagel, Clayton State University

Sonya Shepherd, Georgia Southern University

 

Thank you - W. Bede Mitchell, Dean

                    Georgia Southern University

 

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Discussion Library Assessment Conference 2012

by Jennifer Paustenbaugh on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 09:17 pm

It was great to reconnect with so many MAES members at the Library Assessment Conference, which wrapped up today in Charlottesville, VA. MAES was extremely well-represented in the presentation schedule as well as in the poster session. Presenters included:

Consuela Askew (Florida International) "Using a Mixed Method Approach to Assessing Roaming Services: A Case Study"

Kathy Crowe (UNC-Greensboro) "Shop Your Way to Service Excellence: Secret Shopping for Academic Libraries

It was great to reconnect with so many MAES members at the Library Assessment Conference, which wrapped up today in Charlottesville, VA. MAES was extremely well-represented in the presentation schedule as well as in the poster session. Presenters included:

Consuela Askew (Florida International) "Using a Mixed Method Approach to Assessing Roaming Services: A Case Study"

Kathy Crowe (UNC-Greensboro) "Shop Your Way to Service Excellence: Secret Shopping for Academic Libraries

MAES Chair Rachel Besara and Kirsten Kinsley (both from Florida State) "Increasing the Impact & Value of a Graduate Level Research Methods Course by Embedding Assessment Librarians and Library Assessment"

Allyson Washburn (BYU) "Student Information Seeking Behaviors: A Case Study in Collaboration"

Ken Wise (Tennessee) "Methods for Measuring Return on Investment for Digitized Special Collections"

Lisa Horowitz (MIT) "The Assessment Needs of a Data-Driven Organization"

Jeanne Brown (UNLV) "Quest for Continuous Improvement: Applying Feedback and Data Gathered through Multiple Methods to Evaluate and Improve Use of a Library's Discovery Tool"

Scott Britton (Univ. of Miami) "Mining Library and University Data to Understand User Populations and Behavior" (this was a standing-room only presentation!)

Meg Scharf (Central Florida) "Closing the Loop: Are Libraries Communicating Assessment Results to Students?"

Bob Fox (Louisville) was on the closing panel, presenting a wrap-up perspective from research libraries

Poster presenters included: Jeanne Brown, Karen Neurohr, Cheryl Albrecht, Rachel Besara, and Kirsten Kinsley.

I'm sure that I missed some MAES members but, wow, this was an impressive showing!

Slides and other materials will be available on the conference website at: http://www.libraryassessment.org/  Additionally, as in past years, ARL will produce complete proceedings of the conference.

Best regards,

Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Immediate Past Chair, LLAMA-MAES

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Discussion MAES Executive Committee Meeting in Anaheim

by Jennifer Paustenbaugh on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:59 am

Please find attached the agenda and supporting documents for our Saturday, June 23, 10:30-noon Executive Board meeting. All are welcome.

Regards,

Jennifer Paustenbaugh, MAES Chair

Discussion Balanced Scorecard Community of Practice

by Susanna Pathak on Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 12:27 pm

I've created a Balanced Scorecard Community of Practice now that ALA connect seems to be in good working order. Please consider joining and help spread the word.

 

Susanna Pathak, LLAMA MAES Chair 

Discussion LLAMA MAES Discussion Group at 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting

by Janice Lewis on Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 11:58 am

The LLAMA Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation Section (MAES) Discussion Group will meet Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Dallas Convention Center, Room A308. Join us in conversation as we explore best practices in creating institutional infrastructure for effective and sustainable measurement, assessment and evaluation of library services.

The LLAMA Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation Section (MAES) Discussion Group will meet Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Dallas Convention Center, Room A308. Join us in conversation as we explore best practices in creating institutional infrastructure for effective and sustainable measurement, assessment and evaluation of library services. Sarah Murphy, Coordinator of Research and Reference Services at The Ohio State University Libraries, and editor of The Quality Infrastructure: A Programmatic Approach to Measuring, Improving, and Analyzing Library Services (forthcoming from ALA Editions), will get the discussion started with a brief overview of the topic. 

 

We hope to see you there!

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Discussion Call for Papers: Dynamics of Value Reporting: A Special Issue of Libraries & the Cultural Record

by Larry White on Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 09:04 am

CALL FOR PAPERS

Dynamics of Value Reporting: A Special Issue of Libraries & the Cultural Record

CALL FOR PAPERS

Dynamics of Value Reporting: A Special Issue of Libraries & the Cultural Record

Libraries & the Cultural Record, a peer-reviewed journal of history published by the University of Texas Press, invites submissions for a special issue devoted to exploring historical perspectives on the reporting of the organizational performance and value created by libraries, archives and museums. Contributors are encouraged to consider the topic in diverse ways. Possible themes might include (but are not limited to):

  • The historical role of organizational performance and value reporting by agency type, appropriate to a geographical area, or within a segment of time
  • Comparison of organizational performance and values being reported in terms of types (i.e. cultural, economic, and social), perceived need, or effectiveness over time   
  • Biographical sketches of significant individuals, including organizational  performance and value reporting leaders, innovators, or advocates 
  • Relationships between the business sector and libraries, archives, and/or museums regarding organizational performance and value reporting developments and schemas
  • Cultural factors influencing the organizational performance or value reporting of libraries, archives, or museums
  • Impacts of organizational performance and value reporting by libraries, archives, or museums on rural, diverse or underserved communities
  • History of the development and/or implementation of a specific organizational performance or value reporting schema within libraries, archives, and museums
  • Comparative histories of two or more agencies using different organizational performance or value reporting schema
  • Measuring the value of the library’s or archives’ collections or resources
  • Determining the value for / impact on the library or archives over time when its collections and resources are sold for operating revenue
  • Successes/failures, and their causes and effects, of value reporting to resource allocators from senior administrators to policy makers (particularly legislators)

Proposal guidelines:

  • Submissions should be based on original research utilizing appropriate sources, including relevant archival or museum materials or collections. Articles must provide a coherent narrative and analysis that situate organizational performance and value reporting in the broader historical or social context of the profession and/or culture in which they operate. Submissions should not have been previously published or be currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Completed manuscripts should be approximately 5,000 – 6,000 words including notes. Proposals for articles must include: the author’s contact information, including name, title, e-mail address, telephone number, and institutional address (if more than one author, include information for all authorship contributors and designate which is the primary author for purposes of communication)
  • Title of the proposed article
  • An abstract of 500 words or less
  • Brief list of principal primary and secondary sources that will be used in the research
  • A statement on the status of the research and prospect for completion by deadline

Proposals should be prepared using Microsoft Word and submitted electronically to the guest editor, Larry Nash White (whitel@ecu.edu). Proposals must be received by the editor no later than September 1, 2011. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail, indicating that the proposal has been received. Authors of proposals will be notified by February 1, 2012, regarding the status of their submission. Proposals that are accepted will receive an invitation to submit a manuscript for peer-review by November 1, 2012. Following peer-review, manuscripts will be returned to authors by January 15, 2013, indicating any revisions required. Final revised manuscripts are due to the issue editor no later than March 15, 2013. The special issue will be published in early 2014, as volume 49, number 1 of the journal. For more information about the journal’s submission requirements and peer review process, see L&CR’s web page for submissions at http://sentra.ischool.utexas.edu/~lcr/submissions/index.php.

About the journal:

Libraries & the Cultural Record (ISSN1932-4855) explores the creation, organization, preservation, and utilization of collections in libraries, archives, and museums in the context of cultural and social history. The quarterly journal publishes historical research from scholars worldwide, along with thoughtful essays and book reviews. In 2010, Libraries & the Cultural Record was rated among the top twenty percent of journals in its field by the Australian Research Council in a ranking of 148 scholarly journals in the field worldwide.  In 2011, it is being added to the “Information Science & Library Science” and the “History of Social Sciences” categories of the Social Sciences Citation Index.  Articles are available in full-text beginning with the winter 2001 issue (Volume 36, Number 1) for subscribers to Project Muse at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/libraries_and_culture/.

About the guest editor for this special issue:

Larry Nash White is an Associate Professor in the Department of Library Science at East Carolina University. Dr. White is an internationally invited speaker, presenter, and author in the areas of library administration, leadership, organizational performance assessment, and competition for library service. His research interests include competition for library and Information services and resources, organizational performance assessment, analytics, leadership, and strategic information use by library administrators.

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Exercises overall responsibility for all matters pertaining to needs for and uses of measurement of library resources, services, and facilities, regardless of type of library or functional activity; works with other organizations, agencies, and associations in planning and advising in areas of library measurement, evaluation, and assessment; recommends and/or prepares guidelines, standards, and tools to be used in measurement, evaluation, and assessment activities; and, recommends inclusions, defi nitions, procedures, and policies concerning library quantitative and qualitative assessment.

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