ACRL ULS Evidence Based Practices Discussion Group ALA Annual 2018

Come join us for a fascinating discussion at the ACRL ULS Evidence Based Practices Discussion Group at ALA Annual 2018! It will be on Sunday, June 24 from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM at the Sheraton New Orleans (500 Canal Street), Room: Nottoway (4th floor). Guest speakers and topics are listed below:

Presenters: Kristen Mastel, Outreach and Instruction Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries; and Shannon Farrell, Natural Resources Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries

Hit the Bull’s-Eye: Using Assessment to Ensure Outreach is on Target

Determining in advance what impact we want to make dictates what types of events we hold and better assessment leads to a better understanding of the impact of our activities. In this session, we will use an example of a data management workshop to discuss goal-driven outreach. We will highlight different assessment strategies and discuss how to use a variety of methods to evaluate if your outreach goals are being met.

Presenter: Adam Beauchamp, Humanities Librarian, Florida State University Libraries

Debrief from a Once and Future Assessment Librarian

Join Adam Beauchamp for a discussion about evidence-based practice in our organizational contexts. Drawing from his experiences before, during, and after a year in the role of Assessment & User Experience Librarian, Adam will share how evidence-based practice became a part of his professional practice through his instruction and liaison roles, how he learned the research methods that helped him achieve a formal position in assessment, and how that experience working in assessment both fostered a broader view of library practice and revealed the importance of team-building and organizational culture for assessment work in libraries. Adam will share lessons learned from assessment projects in a variety of institutional contexts that he hopes will reveal opportunities for evidence-based practice no matter where one falls on the organizational chart.

Reminder:
Location: Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street. Room: Nottoway (4th floor)
Time: 8:30 – 10:00 AM, Sunday, June 24

Hope to see you there!

For more info, contact:
Chad J. Pearson, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Public Services Librarian (AskUs)
Sterling C. Evans Library
5000 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-5000
Tel: 979-862-4709
c_pearson412@library.tamu.edu

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