Measuring Use, Assessing Success webinar

September 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Continuing Education | Leave a comment

Sign up for this free webinar series sponsored by the Information Technology Interest Group of ACRL New England

Location: College of the Holy Cross. Worcester, MA (Note: this is a broadcast at Holy Cross, not at your desk)

Webinar Series: Measuring Use, Assessing Success

About: You can sign up for only one part of the series, or both!

Part One: Measure, Assess, Improve, Repeat: Using Library Performance Metrics Date/

Time: Sept 8th, 12:30pm-2:30pm (refreshments served at 12:30 p.m./Program begins at 1:00 p.m.)

Practitioners of ‘evidence-based librarianship’ will discuss and demonstrate evaluations of library collections and services using a variety of performance metrics. Metrics, when utilized creatively, offer many far-reaching applications and opportunities for demonstration of return-on-investment and proof of a library’s value to its parent institution, as well as new responsibilities to continue to show relevance.

Speakers: * Steve Hiller, Director, Assessment and Planning, University of Washington Libraries * Martha Kyrillidou, Senior Director, Statistics and Service Quality Programs, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

Part Two: Count Me In: Measuring Individual Item Usage Date/

Time: Sept 15th, 12:30pm-2:30pm (refreshments served at 12:30 p.m./Program begins at 1:00 p.m.)

Libraries’ growing awareness of performance measures has created an increased interest in and desire for fine-grained usage data. For years, gathering item-level usage data has meant counting uses of the physical containers of intellectual property, e.g.: books, tapes, discs, or periodicals, to name a few. Now that electronic versions of such items inhabit a much greater percentage of many libraries’ collections, including that held in their own institutional repositories, usage data about individual book chapters, journal articles, sound recordings, motion picture scenes, and so forth is within reach or is already trickling into libraries’ records. Speakers: * Peter Shepherd, Project Director, Project COUNTER * Johan Bollen, Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

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