ULS Evidence-based Practices Discussion Group

Heading to ALA? Come join the ACRL ULS Evidence Based Practices Discussion Group on Sunday, June 23rd, 8:30 am-10:00 am at the Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Avenue NW) in rooms Columbia 1 &2

Guest speakers and topics are listed below:

Presenters: Orolando Duffus, Business Librarian, University of Houston Libraries; and Andrea Malone, Coordinator of Research Services, University of Houston Libraries

Assessing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts in Your Library

This lively discussion will focus on assessing the need for a DEI plan at your institution. In this session, you will brainstorm ideas for determining the need and methods of gathering data for the creation of your plan. Finally, you will discuss how to assess and benchmark the plan post-implementation.

Presenter: Laurel Littrell, Planning & Assessment Librarian, Kansas State University

Tracking the Elusive Undergraduate Non-User

Generally, obtaining library use and satisfaction information from library users is not particularly difficult. Finding information about non-users of the library is quite another matter. Triangulating data from three information sources (Senior Surveys, LibQUAL+®, and instruction statistics) indicates correlation between instruction and reported rates of library usage. The results can assist instruction and outreach librarians in identifying specific programs to target that may benefit from some attention.

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