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LITA Assessment and Research Annual Report 2013

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LITA Assessment and Research Annual Report 2013

Submitted by Michelle Frisque, chair

Completed Activities

  • EL Leadership Training Survey: LITA Emerging Leaders group Margaret Heller, Zach Coble and Katlin Heidgerken-Greene were asked to investigate a LITA leadership training program. As part of the evaluation process they sent a survey to current and past LITA Chairs and a separate survey to current and past LITA Committee members. We reviewed the surveys and recommended changes.

In Process

  • Library Techies that aren’t LITA/ALA members: Evviva and Clara crafted the survey and worked with LITA Office to set up the survey in Survey Monkey. Survey was distributed in June. Evviva and Clara are now reviewing the data and will send a preliminary report to the full committee to review in September.
  • LITA Data and Financial Dashboards. Both data dashboards have been updated and posted online at http://connect.ala.org/node/208971. In the past the numbers for the LITA Data Dashboard were gathered at various times. It was decided to use the data from the end of the FY so that we are comparing similar metrics each year. The historical metrics as well as this year’s metrics are now from the end of the FY. That is why numbers from previous dashboards may not match previous dashboards. 
  • High Profile LITA members doing Webinars and web courses for other ALA Offices/Divisions. LITA Board members and LITA Chairs have been taking their technology related webinars and web courses to other ALA divisions/units. We want to learn why our leaders are taking their classes elsewhere. We hope to learn what makes the other distribution channels more appealing so hopefully LITA can make changes that would make our division more appealing for these types of programs. Michelle and Emily have begun working on a survey.


Upcoming Projects

  • Improve formatting/display of the Financial Dashboard
  • Environmental Scan. Still need to define.
  • LITA Top Tech Trends (this will be done with the LITA Top Tech Trends Committee) While the Top Tech Trends committee reports on what each panel member top tech trend(s) we do not put an aggregate of TTT for the year. Educause has the horizon report that is top tech trends for Universities and ACRL does one for Academic Libraries. We have been asked to work with TTT to explore how we might go about identifying and reporting on the trends. 
  • How do members want to learn about Board activities? This project was formally titled Streaming Board Meeting Evaluation but it was decided to expand the scope of the evaluation project to determine how the board should disseminate information to its members.  Michelle and Cindy will work on drafting a survey.