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Practical Assessment: From Beginner to Expert
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Save the date for this joint ALAO/MiALA Spring Workshop from the Assessment Interest Groups of ALAO/MiALA! Registration will open January 2019.
Practical Assessment: From Beginner to Expert will be held in Toledo, Ohio on March 8, 2019 and is co-hosted by the University of Toledo Libraries.
Description: This workshop will bring together library staff who wish to learn and share knowledge about assessment practices and projects. Do you have a project or assessment strategy that you would like to share with Ohio and Michigan colleagues? Please consider a proposal for a presentation that describes how you: designed assessments, developed methods, used measures and tools, implemented assessment, communicated with stakeholders, or achieved outcomes. Assessment topics include but are not limited to
Data management and visualization
Digital libraries and repositories
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Instruction, teaching and learning
Increase funding, resource allocation
Marketing, social media, or web design
Programs and services
Research and scholarship
Space and facilities planning and use
User experience, user needs and usability
Proposal Format, Submission, Evaluation, Notification
Proposals are invited for 45 minute presentations or interactive workshops. Please submit a Word document or PDF with title and abstract of your proposal (limit abstract to 250 words). Include brief descriptions of your primary target audience, format, and objectives.
Proposals are due by January 18, 2019.
Please submit proposals to email@example.com. Applicants will be notified of their status in early February 2019. Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria
Topic is of practical value to librarians who work on assessment
Methods / program addresses an identified need or novel concept
Results / conclusion / outcome demonstrate impact
Abstract is clear and well-written
Registration costs for the workshop will be waived for presenters. About ALAO AIG
The purpose of the ALAO Assessment Interest Group is to provide a vehicle to discuss and share issues and developments pertinent to assessment in Ohio academic libraries. Topics of interest would include assessment of library impact and value, organizational performance, collections, student learning outcomes, rubrics, user attitudes and behaviors, as well as effective research methodologies, techniques for data analysis, and data visualization. About MiALA AIG
The MiALA Assessment Interest Group exists to serve the needs of academic librarians in the state of Michigan by communicating to its membership and to the membership of MiALA at large the research and practice of many aspects of assessment within the library. The interest group is also an organizing body to help facilitate opportunities for learning and professional growth within this topic area. About University of Toledo Libraries
The University of Toledo Libraries strives to be the intellectual center of the university by enriching the student learning experience, facilitating research at all levels and engaging the community through innovative educational services, resources and technologies, all within a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. The Libraries purpose is to drive excellence in life-long learning, discovery, and engagement by fully integrating services, state-of-the-art technologies, and unique collections into all aspects of the institution.
Please direct questions to ALAO Assessment Interest Group Co-chairs Jen Starkey firstname.lastname@example.org and Anna Liss Jacobsen email@example.com