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

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.