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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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Online Doc Learning from our members: An MAE Approach

by Lisa Horowitz on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 02:08 pm

Following a survey of the MAES membership, an article was published in LLAMA's journal describing the results:

Following a survey of the MAES membership, an article was published in LLAMA's journal describing the results:

Monena Hall, Lisa R Horowitz, Janice S Lewis (2014) Learning from Our Members : An MAE Approach Results of the 2013 LLAMA MAES Survey, 1-11. In Library Leadership & Management 28 (4). https://journals.tdl.org/llm/index.php/llm/article/viewFile/7088/6305

It is hoped that MAES Committees will follow up on this survey with programs, projects and more that reflect the interests of the members.

 

 

 

 

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Online Doc LLAMA MAES Assessment Toolbox

by Mark De Jong on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 04:25 pm

This Assessment Toolbox is a place to post links to helpful information on assessment, examples of surveys, and other assessment tools.  Please add your own favorite links to assessment information.

General Assessment Links:

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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 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

Event Let the Data Talk: Communicating Assessment Results to Stakeholders

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Keynote Cory Lown will provide context, strategies, and resources for creating data visualizations for effective communication. Cory is Digital Technologies Development Librarian at North Carolina State University where he designs and develops applications to improve end-user resource discovery and use of library services.

Following Cory's talk five librarians will provide brief presentations on how they applied data visualization in their libraries:

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Keynote Cory Lown will provide context, strategies, and resources for creating data visualizations for effective communication. Cory is Digital Technologies Development Librarian at North Carolina State University where he designs and develops applications to improve end-user resource discovery and use of library services.

Following Cory's talk five librarians will provide brief presentations on how they applied data visualization in their libraries:

Rachel Besara, Florida State University: Using Roambi, a mobile business intelligence application
Klara Maidenberg, Ontario Council of University Libraries: Visualizing the Council's Ask a Librarian data
Este Pope, Coconino Community College: Using Prezi to present data to the District Governing Board
Jamie Hollier, Colorado State Library: Using infographics to evaluate a new computer centers
Robert Dugan, University of West Florida: Using Counting Opinions to assess user experiences

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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 

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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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