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ACRL ULS Evidence-Based Practices Discussion Group MW 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014
10:30 am to 11:30 am

ACRL ULS Evidence-Based Practices Discussion Group (EBPDG)
ALA Midwinter, Philadelphia
Sun., Jan. 26, 10:30-11:30, PCC-307A
What is happening in the area of evidence-based librarianship? Join us as Rick Stoddart, Assessment Librarian, Oregon State University, leads a discussion of trends described at the recent 7th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practices conference held at the University of Saskatchewan this past summer (http://eblip7.library.usask.ca/#homepage). We'll examine different types of library research evidence as well as the evidence-based research cycle, and how that links to our work as practitioners. Please come to participate in the lively discussion!


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ALA Annual Conference 2016, Orlando, FL

Sunday, June 26, 8:30 – 10:30 am

Hilton Orlando, Championsgate Room

Discussion Topics


  • Eyes on the Prize: Using Data to Stay Focused on Graduate Student Users.  Presented by Abby Scheel, Humanities Librarian, Scholars Commons, and Kirsten Kinsley, Assessment Librarian, Florida State University. 

 Learn how one academic library uses data to make evidence-based decisions about spaces and services for graduate students.  Librarians from Florida State University will highlight how they use qualitative and quantitative data to confirm decisions and inform future directions.


  • Checking In:  Using Evidence to Measure Space Use and User Satisfaction.  Presented by Sara Holder, Associate Librarian and Director of the Research Commons, McGill University. 

The presenter will describe a study conducted at McGill University to assess users’ reactions to two newly redesigned space – one intended for quiet study and the other for group study, in the university’s busiest library branch. The researchers combined user feedback gathered through surveys and comment boards with usage patterns determined via observation data to answer questions related to space use and user satisfaction.