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The library assessment cookbook

Author: Aaron W Dobbs
Publisher: Chicago : Association of College and Research Libraries, A division of the American Library Association, 2017.
Series: ACRL Cookbook series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Assessment examines how library services and resources impact and are perceived by users, and guides strategic planning discussions and development of future acquisitions and services. Assessment is fundamental to positioning your library within your organization and effectively demonstrating how it furthers your institution's goals. And it can be more of an art than a science, using the qualitative and quantitative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron W Dobbs
ISBN: 9780838988664 0838988660
OCLC Number: 1003864289
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: vii, 192 pages ; 22 x 27 cm
Contents: Section 1. Data preparation for assessment --
Kitchen prep : getting ready for library assessment / Emily Guhde --
Creating a statistics report using ingredients already in the library / Judy Geczi --
Using student GPA to show the "nutritional value" of a library service / Mitchell Scott --
Boiling down qualitative data to build personas that inform spaces, services, and technologies / Monena Hall and Maurini Strub --
"Stocking the larder" : recruiting for focus groups and other small group assessments / Carol Mollman --
Making project management planning and assessment planning a piece of cake / Susan Payne --
Section 2. Traditional and online collections assessments --
Professional development assessment paella / Catherine Sassen, Karen Harker, and Erin O'Toole --
Creating a framework for comprehensive collection assessment / Galadriel Chilton --
Exploratory collection assessment : the subject snapshot / Madeline Kelly --
Recipe for collection assessment : mixing together key ingredients to make a roux / Paula Barnett-Ellis and Charlcie Pettway Vann --
Potluck surprise : assessing donated materials / Jeannine Berroteran --
Using required readings from course syllabi to show library value and assess the collection / Eric Hartnett and Simona Tabacaru --
MAPing collection use : using massive analysis projects for collections analysis / Galadriel Chilton, Joelle Thomas, Alice Fairfield, Arta Dobbs, Elisabeth Umpleby, and Dawn Cadogan --
Using baskets and a rubric to assess online resources in the "messy middle" / Kathleen Reed, Jean Blackburn, and Dana McFarland --
Annual database (or general resource) evaluation / Ashley Zmau --
Harvested IR metadata gumbo / Courtenay McLeland and Alice Eng --
Fad food or family tradition? : assessing digital projects for long-term value / Allison Ringness --
Rendering repositories : taking out the fat and getting to the impact / Sian Brannon and Laura Waugh --
Flavoring your e-resources collection : the spice rack assessment / Amanda Binder and Elizabeth Siler --
Open access citation analysis / Emily Raymond and Heather Scalf --
Tower cakes for ranking subscription resources / Karen Harker, Todd Enoch, and Laurel Crawford --
Section 3. Instruction programs assessments --
Measuring the ingredients of a good bibliography : a recipe for citation analysis / Karen Kohn, Larissa Gordon --
Open-faced formative assessment / Gina Calia-Lotz --
Cooking with information resources in the online kitchen / Beate Gersch and Joseph A. Salem, Jr --
Lazy Susan : continuous improvement cycle of learning and assessment / Joy Oehlers --
Information literacy assessment entrée : using a reflective essay to assess course learning outcomes / Stephanie Alexander, Tom Bickley, Gr Keer, Aline Soules, and Diana K. Wakimoto --
PROTEIN (Peer Review of Teaching: Evaluative Instruction Networks) supplements for librarians / Jason Vance --
The library rally / Michelle J. Gibeault --
Rubrics as a method for assessing & improving library instruction / Megan Hodge, Laura Gariepy, and Jenny Stout --
Slow-cooked rubric : designing and using a rubric to assess undergraduate final papers / Eleanor Johnson and Katie Bishop --
Cooking up rubrics to assess student learning / Marjorie Leta --
How much do good cooking methods affect the quality of the meal? / Christy Fic and Kirk Moll --
Library tour taste test / Nancy Noe --
Word soup : using word clouds to assess the one-minute paper / Maria Barefoot --
Creating connoisseurs : assessing students' ability to evaluate websites / Mandi Smith, Jason Smith, Cathy Blackman, and Wensheng Wang --
Assessment layer cake / Patricia J. Mileham and Kimberly J. Whalen --
Section 4. Outreach and programming assessment --
Shopping for kitchen implements? : how to decide if a library program is useful, usable, and desirable / Joy Oehlers and Joyce Tokuda --
Assessing an event : mixin' it up with the long night against procrastination / Katherine Penner and Sarah Clark --
Measuring the success of library outreach to first-year student athletes / Beth Hendrix --
Planning the perfect party : data for dessert! / Katy Mathuews and Zachary Lewis --
Section 5. Assessments assessment --
Rubrics and rutabagas : only one is useful for assessing staff during evaluations / Sian Brannon and Julie Leuzinger --
Cooking times may vary : assessing student workflows in the stacks / Joyce Douglas and Katy Mathuews --
Stop folding the dough : intervening to decide whether or not to assess again / Sian Brannon --
Recipe for success : add a personal SWOT analysis to any assessment project / Faithe Ruiz --
Section 6. Strategic planning assessment --
Two birds with one stone : using a survey to get employee feedback and to educate in the strategic planning process / Regina Mays and Peter Fernandez --
Strategic stress test : aligning programs and services with a strategic plan / Strategic Initiatives Department --
Chicken soup for digital scholarship : assessing your next steps / A. Miller --
Section 7. Service points and services assessment --
Service desk activity burrito / Heather Scalf and Ali Adil --
Who's at your table? : planning for success through community engagement / Stefanie Metko --
Survey system for measuring library outcomes / Rebecca Bayrer, Dawn Melberg, and Eve Melton --
Academic libraries : the breakfast of student champions / Katy Mathuews --
If we prepare it, will they come back for more? / Adriana Gonzalez and Jason B. Reed --
Methods mash / Jennifer Jones --
Service assessment with a side of secret shoppers / Jennifer Jones --
Healthy chat reference assessment with a side of zesty infographs / Natalie Haber --
Reference referral training stew : the perfect assessment mix / Lisa Vassady and Alyssa Archer --
Deconstructing reference statistics / Jen-chien Yu --
The secret ingredient : mystery shopping your service points / Candice Benjes-Small and Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger --
The missing piece : assessing implementation fidelity / Megan Hodge and Laura Gariepy --
Patron for a day (PFAD) : a space assessment / Stephanie Hartman and Lisa R. Horowitz --
An assessment rubric inspired by The Four Seasons / Nathaniel King and Kelly Lutz --
Section 8. Equipment, building, and space assessment --
Learning space ethnography study : observe students in the library to inform service and resource design / Victoria Raish --
Interview to the double : uncovering student motivations in the library / Kathleen Reed, Cameron Hoffman, and Meg Ecclestone --
Flipchart surveys / Laura Newton Miller --
Space invaders : measuring use and satisfaction through mixed methods / Susan Gardner Archambault --
Assessing student learning behaviors in informal learning spaces / Susan Beatty --
Culinary snapshots : assessing international student needs through photographs / Alyssa Berger, Ana Villar, and Danielle Rowland --
Don't just count 'em, sweep 'em! / Gricel Dominguez --
Library space cake / Jenny Horton --
Decorating the library cake : a space utilization study / Kellie Meehlhause --
Section 9. Website and web services assessment --
Add webAIM and stir : assessing web accessibility for users with disabilities / Laura DeLancey --
Easy (no-bake) online card sorting / Samantha Rich --
But this is for the library: best practices for usability testing and library website design / Sojourna Cunningham, Regina Mays, and Holly Mercer --
Hear the people sing : communicating usability results to a large library audience / Sojourna Cunningham, Regina Mays, and Holly Mercer --
Farm to table : a recipe for website usability testing on a budget / Tiffany Davis, Jen Park, and Derek Sanderson --
Assessing your library website with usability testing / Brighid M. Gonzales --
Order takeout : virtual usability testing to meet your users where they are / Jennifer C. Hill and Anita Norton --
Lean usability testing for healthy website assessment / Alex Sundt --
Simple usability stir fry / Tim Broadwater and Jessica Tapia.
Series Title: ACRL Cookbook series.
Responsibility: edited by Aaron W. Dobbs.

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Features 80 practical, easy-to-implement recipes divided into nine sections: Data Preparation for Assessments; Traditional and Online Collections Assessments; Instruction Programs Assessments;  Read more...

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Traditional and online collections assessments -- Professional development assessment paella / Catherine Sassen, Karen Harker, and Erin O'Toole -- Creating a framework for comprehensive collection assessment / Galadriel Chilton -- Exploratory collection assessment : the subject snapshot / Madeline Kelly -- Recipe for collection assessment : mixing together key ingredients to make a roux / Paula Barnett-Ellis and Charlcie Pettway Vann -- Potluck surprise : assessing donated materials / Jeannine Berroteran -- Using required readings from course syllabi to show library value and assess the collection / Eric Hartnett and Simona Tabacaru -- MAPing collection use : using massive analysis projects for collections analysis / Galadriel Chilton, Joelle Thomas, Alice Fairfield, Arta Dobbs, Elisabeth Umpleby, and Dawn Cadogan -- Using baskets and a rubric to assess online resources in the "messy middle" / Kathleen Reed, Jean Blackburn, and Dana McFarland -- Annual database (or general resource) evaluation / Ashley Zmau -- Harvested IR metadata gumbo / Courtenay McLeland and Alice Eng -- Fad food or family tradition? : assessing digital projects for long-term value / Allison Ringness -- Rendering repositories : taking out the fat and getting to the impact / Sian Brannon and Laura Waugh -- Flavoring your e-resources collection : the spice rack assessment / Amanda Binder and Elizabeth Siler -- Open access citation analysis / Emily Raymond and Heather Scalf -- Tower cakes for ranking subscription resources / Karen Harker, Todd Enoch, and Laurel Crawford -- Section 3. 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