Wednesday, October 21, 2015
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Program: “Engaging Assessment to Show Value and Make Decisions: Making the Case for Your Library”
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
As libraries are increasingly asked to demonstrate their value and the contributions they make to their institutions, library staff need efficient and effective strategies for assessment. Best practice in assessment means embedding assessment into the library’s practices on a continuous basis rather than treating it as a separate and additional task. The workshop will present an integrated and systematic approach to developing and accessing library activities that includes: identifying impact outcomes and aligned activities; establishing criteria; collecting and analyzing data and evidence; using the results for improvement, and telling the story of the library’s impact. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using the tools and techniques presented.
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor, Coordinator for Strategic Planning, and Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as an affiliated faculty member in the university’s library school. She has been a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Immersion Program faculty since 2003 and has taught Classic (Teacher and Program Track), Intentional Teaching, and Assessment Immersion as well as custom programs for institutions/regional areas.