Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Jun'15: Recent developments in library evaluation, statistics and measurement, and why they are important (NMRT)

Wednesday, June 3, 1:00-2:00 PM EDT/10:00-11:00 AM PDT

To register for the webinar: http://bit.ly/cors15reg

Sponsored by The American Library Association Committee on Research and Statistics. Over the past five years, there have been several key developments in library evaluation. During this webinar, our presenters will discuss these developments and their implications for librarians and the library research community:

-the demand for evaluation expertise is beginning to outstrip supply;
-there is a technology-enabled shift in research and evaluation focus from the world of the library to the information world of potential library users;
-there is growing experience across countries of conducting library evaluation that goes beyond outputs to measure impact;
-there is a recognition that sustaining impact evaluation efforts is a core element in ensuring sustainability of libraries;
-there are early signs of movement towards more ethical evaluation; and,
-as library services become more innovative the limitations of simple evaluation models are beginning to show.