LLAMA MAES Data Collection for Library Managers Committee (Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation Section) Committee
You are invited to attend:
“Return on Investment in a Tough Economy -- Defining the Value of the Academic Library”
Sunday, June 26, 2011, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Convention Center Room 393-394
ALA Annual 2011 – New Orleans, Louisiana
A program jointly sponsored by two Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) Committees: MAES Data Collection for Library Managers and LOMS Financial Management
Learn about two current projects that will help academic (and other) libraries apply return on investment (ROI) principles to demonstrate their value and impact on users and justify the investment during challenging economic times.
After a welcome by Dr. Janine Golden, LLAMA President-Elect, 2010 – 2011,
Irene Herold (Dean, Mason Library, Keene State College), Dr. Anne Marie Casey (Director, Hunt Library, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University), and Adriene Lim (Interim University Librarian, Portland State University) will explain the application of Triple (people, planet, and profit) Bottom Line Accounting (TBLA) to ROI.
Dr. Bruce Kingma (Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University) will discuss the IMLS-grant-funded Lib-Value (Value, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries) that is developing approaches to assessing the value of library services.
A Question & Answer period will conclude the session.
Hope to see you there!
Anne Cooper Moore, Ph.D.
Dean of Libraries & Manager of Wegner Health Sciences Information Center
University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, South Dakota 57069
The Data Collection for Library Managers Committee of the LLAMA Measurement, Assessment & Evaluation Section would like to invite you to our program, “Assessment for the Rest of Us: Informal Techniques You Can Use” at the ALA Annual Conference in DC.
When: Monday, June 28, 2010, from 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Where: Washington Convention Center Room 145A
This fast-paced program will feature presenters from 10 libraries who will share ways informal assessment can lead to service improvements. Presenters include:
- Karen Neurohr and Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Oklahoma State University, discussing a combination survey and focus group lunch aimed at student scholars
- Louise Lowe and Judith Brook, Mercer University, presenting their use of product demonstrations involving students and the impact on purchasing
- Kornelia Tancheva, Cornell University, discussing unobtrusive user observations
- Sharon Naylor and Bruce Stoffel, Illinois State University, reporting on their investigation of chat reference through focus group methods
- Jeff Gatten, California Institute of the Arts, presenting on the use and value of poster surveys
- Kirsten Kingsley and Rachel Besara, Florida State University, discussing a seemingly simple technique: chatting with patrons
- Wanda Dole and J.B. Hill, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, presenting their efforts to assess community users in an academic library
- Ameet Doshi, Georgia Tech, reporting on the use of flip video cameras to catch the library from the student point of view
- Lisa Horowitz, MIT, reporting on the assessment of a project to take the collection to the people
- Kathy Ray, American University of Sharjah, discussing observation and mapping methods for assessing student use of the library
The session moderators are Jeanne Brown, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Jan Lewis, East Carolina University. There will be time for audience members to ask questions of the presenters and share their own experiences using informal assessment techniques.