This blog post interested me as a follow up to our committee's presentation in June: http://eagereyes.org/journalism/storytelling-minard-vs-nightingale. He describes how data visuals can, or cannot, tell a story well.
LLAMA MAES Using Measurement Data for Library Planning, Assessment and Communication (Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation Section) Committee
How do other libraries use data to assess, promote, or improve their services? LLAMA MAES invites you to "Say-it-in-Six Lightning Rounds: Case Studies on Using Data to Improve Library Services" at the 2014 ALA Conference. The format for the six minutes of presentation is adapted from Ron Hoff’s book Say It in Six: How to Say Exactly What You Mean in Six Minutes or Less.
When: Monday, June 30th, from 8:30am-10am.
Where: Las Vegas Hotel, Pavilion 11
This fast-paced program will feature five presenters from a variety of settings. Sit back and watch each presenter give a brief presentation at your table, followed by time for Q&A. Presenters include:
- Josh Boyer, North Carolina State University, reporting on several small-scale usability tests modeled after user experience designer Steve Krug
- Greg Careaga, University of California, Santa Cruz, presenting on a student survey assessing support for maintaining library operating hours
- Linda Garvin, Edmonton Public Library, discussing the “Activity per Hour per FTE” table that helps with staffing allocations
- Helene Lafrance & Joanne Britton, Santa Clara University, discussing a mixed methods approach to assessing the information commons
- Heather Greer Klein, NC LIVE, presenting on using library characteristics and vendor usage data to create peer groupings and usage benchmarks for North Carolina libraries
*Attendance will be limited to 120 participants to allow for the small group discussion format. We hope to see you there!
Possible Listservs to Use for Marketing of Programs
LLAMA BES Library Interiors Committee
LLAMA Dialogue with Directors Discussion Group
LLAMA Diversity Officers Discussion Group
LLAMA BES Facilities Planning Discussion Group
LLAMA Middle Managers Discussion List
LLAMA Library Storage Discussion Group
LLAMA Women Administrators Discussion Group
Leads from LLAMA
LLAMA Library Administration Discussion List
LLAMA LOMS Org Development Discussion Group
LLAMA MAES Discussion List
LLAMA Moving Libraries Discussion Group
LLAMA Safety and Security Discussion Group
LLAMA SASS Members
Student Employees and Volunteers in Libraries
ACRL Assessment Discussion Group email@example.com
ARL Assessment List firstname.lastname@example.org
MAES List email@example.com
This page lists all the email lists connected to each section in ACRL. http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/section....
Alternative ACRL list available here: http://lists.ala.org/sympa/lists/divisions/acrl
Public Librarians firstname.lastname@example.org
YALSA lists http://lists.ala.org/sympa/lists/divisions/yalsa
Broader subject options via ALA are listed here: http://lists.ala.org/sympa
Individual state lists, we had spoken about each of us taking states in our area
Building Holistic Library Assessment: Space + Collections = Effective Service
As libraries face the challenge of defining new spaces for students, assessment of collections, especially e-resources, plays a pivotal role in re-configuring spaces and establishing new services. LLAMA MAES and LLAMA BES are co-sponsoring a panel discussion to address assessment of collections, service, and space to create a holistic approach to library design. Panel participants are Laura Newton Miller, Collections, EResources and Serials Librarian at Carleton University, who will discuss appropriate methods to assess library collections, including transitioning from print to eresources; Alex Cohen from Alex Cohen Associates will discuss methods of space assessment to transform libraries into functional and efficient facilities; and, Danuta Nitecki, Dean of Libraries at Drexel University, will discuss how her library transitioned to a student-centered service model with a new learning terrace and personal librarian service. This exciting program will take place Saturday, June 28th from 1-2:30 in Caesar’s Palace Roman IV room.