Our newest comic announces open registration for the 2014 ARL Library Assessment Conference.
Proposal notifications are on the way! Please give us a few days to send out all of the emails. You will hear from us soon! In the meantime, enjoy our latest comic strip.
Today we introduce you to the folks who are working hard behind the scenes on the 2014 Library Assessment Conference:
Check out our comic strip (below) and visit the Library Assessment Conference website for more information about the 2014 conference. Our next strip will be posted soon!
Notes by Karen Neurohr (Oklahoma State) and Martha Kyrillidou (ARL) A gathering of 80+ colleagues interested in library assessment met as usual during Friday before ALA to hear interesting developments in library assessment. This forum takes place twice a year in conjunction with ALA annual and midwinter meetings from 1:30 to 3:00pm on Fridays and […]
There is an increasing number of library assessment community gatherings so it’s worth doing a brief update on what’s happening. Historically, what is known as the biennial Northumbria conference with roots in the UK dates back more than a decade ago. Similarly, the biennial Evidence Based Library and Information Science gathering with its roots in […]
This post is only part of a conversation I have been having with statistician and librarian and gentleman of many hats, Ray Lyon. We are discussing Total Survey Error. Non-response bias is only one of the pitfalls in poor survey methodology and the biased data some surveys reveal. I expect more will come on this […]
Yes, it’s that time of the year again when we launch the new survey cycle and begin collecting new data for the ARL Annual Salary Survey. The job categories have been revised and the new mailing is now available at arlstatistics.org! Let the data roll in! Martha Kyrillidou
Another fun highlight from yesterday was the way I became aware of the “Getting a Good Read” piece. So I receive an email from a Jefferson Public Library that is interested in LibQUAL+. Well, we do have a dozen brave public libraries that have implemented LibQUAL+ and surprise surprise — one of them is Jefferson […]
And, wouldn’d it be fitting to start with something I shared already in my LinkedIn profile today — a piece on library service quality in the digital age (p40). Entitled “Getting a Good Read” it is a nice account of how organizations have used their LibQUAL+ data by featuring two case studies (Vanderbilt and the […]