LLAMA MAES Discussion Group at ALA Midwinter 2013
The LLAMA Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation Section (MAES) Discussion Group will meet Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 4:30-5:30 pm at the Washington State Convention Center,
Room TCC 302. Join us in conversation as we explore the topic “What’s the Return on ROI?” Dr.
Danuta Nitecki, Dean of Libraries at Drexel University, will share impressions from the perspective of a library dean considering the use of ROI in an academic library setting, including data gathering and analysis challenges. There will also be discussion of the use of ROI analysis by public libraries. Following these opening remarks, discussion group attendees will participate in directed small table discussions focused on their experiences with ROI analysis, its benefits and costs, services most suited to ROI analysis, and its fit in overall library assessment programs. The hour will conclude with a “report out” from each table.