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Event Who Uses Libraries and Who Doesn’t: A Special Typology

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center’s Internet Project will describe the Project’s new study about the different kinds of library users and non-users. The research uses segmentation models to show how technology, community orientation, and library activities affect the way people use libraries. The research also shows the variety of reasons why people do not use libraries. He will explore the implications of this work for library leaders as they explore new services and for the library community as it does advocacy.

Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center’s Internet Project will describe the Project’s new study about the different kinds of library users and non-users. The research uses segmentation models to show how technology, community orientation, and library activities affect the way people use libraries. The research also shows the variety of reasons why people do not use libraries. He will explore the implications of this work for library leaders as they explore new services and for the library community as it does advocacy.

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Event Committee on Research and Statistics Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Business meeting of ALA's Research and Statistics Committee

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Discussion ALA Library Education Assembly

by Theresa Darr on Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 10:53 am

I am the CORS representative to the Education Assembly.  I will be attending that meeting on Saturday morning during midwinter.  Where and when should I submit my notes on this meeting for the CORS committee?

-Terry Darr

Event Committee on Research and Statistics Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

Meeting of ALA's Committee on Research and Statistics

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Discussion Interest shown in CORS program

by Kathy Rosa-IL (staff) on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 09:01 am

The ALA Conference Scheduler http://ala13.ala.org/scheduler> shows that more than 200 people are interested in attending the CORS program titled:Measuring Up: Developing New Metrics for Assessing Library Performance (CORS)

The ALA Conference Scheduler http://ala13.ala.org/scheduler> shows that more than 200 people are interested in attending the CORS program titled:Measuring Up: Developing New Metrics for Assessing Library Performance (CORS)


The  session is also one of Barbara Hoffert's LJ "Editor's Picks" sessions! http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/05/shows-events/ala/ljs-guide-to-the-2013-ala-annual-conference-program/

When: 

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

McCormick Place Convention Center

S103bc

 

Presenters: 

Moderator: Anne Houston, Director, Humanities and Social Sciences Services, Alderman Library, University of Virginia
Speaker: Kathy Rosa
Speaker: Rachel Fleming-May

 

Description:

The traditional measures of library performance --reference questions answered, size of collections, etc--no longer tell the whole story of how libraries impact users. How can academic and public libraries develop new metrics that give a more complete picture of library effectiveness? Our speakers will include Rachel Fleming-May from the IMLS-funded Lib-Value (Value, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries) project; and Kathy Rosa, Director of the ALA Office of Research and Statistics.

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Event Measuring Up: Developing New Metrics for Assessing Library Performance (CORS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

The traditional measures of library performance --reference questions answered, size of collections, etc--no longer tell the whole story of how libraries impact users. How can academic and public libraries develop new metrics that give a more complete picture of library effectiveness? Our speakers will include Rachel Fleming-May from the IMLS-funded Lib-Value (Value, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries) project; and Kathy Rosa, Director of the ALA Office of Research and Statistics.

The traditional measures of library performance --reference questions answered, size of collections, etc--no longer tell the whole story of how libraries impact users. How can academic and public libraries develop new metrics that give a more complete picture of library effectiveness? Our speakers will include Rachel Fleming-May from the IMLS-funded Lib-Value (Value, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries) project; and Kathy Rosa, Director of the ALA Office of Research and Statistics.

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Discussion Call for Papers: IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section and & Education and Training Section, 79th IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013

by Anne Houston on Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 11:02 am

Posted on behalf of Wanda Dole

 

Bring out the fun of it! New ways of teaching and communicating statistics

Call for Papers
IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section and & Education and Training Section
79th IFLA World Library and Information Congress
Singapore, 17-23 August, 2013

Posted on behalf of Wanda Dole

 

Bring out the fun of it! New ways of teaching and communicating statistics

Call for Papers
IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section and & Education and Training Section
79th IFLA World Library and Information Congress
Singapore, 17-23 August, 2013

Statistics are ubiquitous. Quantitative data is needed and used in research projects, evidence-based management, and as part of any advocacy process in the library and information sector. It is also part of most LIS curricula at all levels. Yet many students graduate with little knowledge and less confidence about their statistical competences; practitioners resent the “number crunching” part of their work, and arguments made to funding bodies on the basis of statistics sometimes prove not to be as convincing as expected.

The Statistics and Evaluation Section and Section of Education and Training of IFLA will hold a joint session during the 79th IFLA World Information Congress, Singapore, 17-23 August 2013, dedicated to new ways of teaching, presenting and communicating quantitative methods and results.

We invite papers on the following aspects:
- Teaching statistics differently: empowering LIS students to use statistical methods with confidence and competence
- Motivating library practitioners and teaching colleagues to collect and use empirical evidence, and to integrate a culture of assessment in their library
- Presenting and communicating library data in convincing and accessible ways, e.g. by combining statistics and “storytelling”
- Innovative ways to use quantitative data for advocacy and showing the impact of libraries.

Submission guidelines
The session has a duration of 2 hrs and will comprise 4 presentations. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions from the audience. Full papers must be between 3000 and 6000 words in length. They must be original and not have been published elsewhere.

Proposals for papers should be in English and include:
- An abstract of no longer than 250 words, including illustrations if appropriate
- Name, institution and full address of the presenter (name, postal address, phone, fax, email) At least one presenter will have to be on site to deliver the presentation.
- A short biography of the presenter.

Important dates
- February 6th, 2013: Submission deadline. Please indicate "IFLA Proposal Singapore 2013" on the subject line.
- March 8th, 2013: notification of successful applicants
- May 25th, 2013: submission of full written papers (between 3000 and 6000 words in length).
All full papers will be published on IFLA.org

Please send your proposal to

Ulla Wimmer
Section chair
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin School of Library and Information Science
E-Mail: ulla.wimmer@ibi.hu-berlin.de

Submissions

All proposals must be in before February 6th, 2013.

Please note

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

Congress Attendance Grants

The Singapore National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.

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Ulla Wimmer
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft
Sitz: Dorotheenstr. 26, 10117 Berlin
Post: Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Tel: +49 (0)30 2093-4528
E-Mail: ulla.wimmer@ibi.hu-berlin.de

www.ibi.hu-berlin.de
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Wanda V. Dole| Dean of the Ottenheimer Library
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, AR 72204
501.569.8803 (office)|501.569.8814 (fax)| http://library.ualr.edu/support

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Online Doc Register today for ALA-CORS seminar, Seeing is Believing (November 7th)

by Rudolph Rose (non-member) on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 03:28 pm

Please feel free to disseminate this announcement about the November 7th webinar widely. Apologies for any duplication.

Seeing is Believing:  Understanding Data Visualization for Library Research

Please feel free to disseminate this announcement about the November 7th webinar widely. Apologies for any duplication.

Seeing is Believing:  Understanding Data Visualization for Library Research

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 7
Time: 2PM Eastern time | 1PM Central time | Noon Mountain time | 11AM Pacific time
Duration: 1.5 hours
Register for access: Use this Adobe Connect link to register; if this email comes with the hyperlink disabled/ you have registration problems, please email nrose@ala.org before Tuesday Nov. 6 to register. Space is limited to 97 attendees.

This free webinar, sponsored by the ALA Committee on Research and Statistics, will provide an overview of best practices in the graphical presentation of quantitative information, emphasizing the need for clarity, fairness, accuracy, and visual efficiency. The purpose of data visualization is to display data impartially in order to uncover the 'stories' data have to tell. When presentations follow the graphical principles presented, then trustworthy and useful stories can emerge from our data.

"Seeing is Believing" was originally scheduled for ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.

The webinar recommends avoiding marketing-oriented visualization designs that trivialize quantitative evidence while seeking to engage and entertain audiences. Attendees will learn how to select graphical formats to portray their data effectively. An introductory subset from the larger array of graphical best practices will be presented.

The workshop aims to provide attendees with a taste of this fascinating topic in order to inspire further study of works by visualization experts Edward Tufte, William Cleveland, Howard Wainer, Stephen Few, and Dona Wong.

Presenter: Ray Lyons is a statistical programmer, independent consultant, and trainer in library performance measurement. He is the co-creator of the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. His articles on library assessment have appeared in Public Library Quarterly, Public Libraries, and Library & Information Science Research.  Ray has masters degrees in library and information science and in public administration, with a specialty in quantitative methods. He writes at http://libperformance.com.

Webinar home page: http://www.ala.org/offices/cors/seeing-believing-understanding-data-visualization-library-research-webinar

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To facilitate research and related activities in all units of the Association, especially activities related to library statistics; to advise the ALA Council and Executive Board on programs, policy, and priorities regarding research and related activities; to recommend procedures to achieve expeditious consideration of all ALA unit proposals for research and related activities by the ALA Executive Board; to encourage the establishment of divisional committees for the purpose of stimulating research and statistics; to maintain liaison with all units of the Association regarding research and related activities in the units; to identify questions regarding library service which need to be answered through research and promote the conduct of research to answer those questions; to review and make recommendations concerning national data collection efforts pertaining to libraries, recommending inclusions, definitions, procedures, and policies as appropriate; to serve as a base committee for liaisons from other associations and groups with shared concerns about library statistics; and to serve as an advisory committee for the Office for Research and Statistics. 

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