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The library assessment cookbook

The library assessment cookbook

Author: Aaron W Dobbs
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Association of College and Research Libraries, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Library Assessment Cookbook 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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbook
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dobbs, Aaron W., 1968-
Library Assessment Cookbook.
Chicago, IL : Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron W Dobbs
ISBN: 9780838989722 0838989721
OCLC Number: 1003260335
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Section 1. Data Preparation for Assessment; Kitchen Prep: Getting Ready for Library Assessment ; Creating a Statistics Report Using Ingredients Already in the Library; Using Student GPA to Show the "Nutritional Value" of a Library Service; Boiling Down Qualitative Data to Build Personas that Inform Spaces, Services, and Technologies; "Stocking the Larder": Recruiting for Focus Groups and Other Small Group Assessments; Making Project Management Planning and Assessment Planning a Piece of Cake; Professional Development Assessment Paella. Section 2. Traditional and Online Collections AssessmentCreating a Framework for Comprehensive Collection Assessment; Exploratory Collection Assessment: The Subject Snapshot; Recipe for Collection Assessment: Mixing Together Key Ingredients to Make a Roux; Potluck Surprise: Assessing Donated Materials; Using Required Readings from Course Syllabi to Show Library Value and Assess the Collection; MAPing Collection Use: Using Massive Analysis Projects for Collections Analysis; Using Baskets and a Rubric to Assess Online Resources in the "Messy Middle" Annual Database (or General Resource) EvaluationHarvested IR Metadata Gumbo; Fad Food or Family Tradition?: Assessing Digital Projects for Long-Term Value; Rendering Repositories: Taking out the Fat and Getting to the Impact; Flavoring Your E-Resources Collection: The Spice Rack Assessment ; Open Access Citation Analysis; Tower Cakes for Ranking Subscription Resources. Section 3. Instruction Programs Assessment; Measuring the Ingredients of a Good Bibliography: A Recipe for Citation Analysis; Open-Faced Formative Assessment; Cooking with Information Resources in the Online Kitchen. Lazy Susan: A Continuous Improvement Cycle of Learning and AssessmentInformation Literacy Assessment Entrée: Using a Reflective Essay to Assess Course Learning Outcomes; PROTEIN (Peer Review of Teaching: Evaluative Instruction Networks) Supplements for Librarians; The Library Rally ; Rubrics as a Method for Assessing & Improving Library Instruction; Slow-Cooked Rubric: Designing and Using a Rubric to Assess Undergraduate Final Papers; Cooking up Rubrics to Assess Student Learning; How Much Do Good Cooking Methods Affect the Quality of the Meal?; Library Tour Taste Test. Word Soup: Using Word Clouds to Assess the One-Minute PaperCreating Connoisseurs: Assessing Students' Ability to Evaluate Websites; Assessment Layer Cake; Section 4. Outreach and Programming Assessment; Shopping for Kitchen Implements? How to Decide If a Library Program is Useful, Usable, and Desirable; Assessing an Event: Mixin' It Up with the Long Night Against Procrastination; Measuring the Success of Library Outreach to First-Year Student Athletes; Planning the Perfect Party: Data for Dessert!; Section 5. Assessments Assessment.
Responsibility: edited by Aaron W. Dobbs.


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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