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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
  • Accessibility
  • Collections
  • 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
  • Methods
  • 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 aig-chairs@alaoweb.org. 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.

Please direct questions to ALAO Assessment Interest Group Co-chairs Jen Starkey jms565@case.edu and Anna Liss Jacobsen jacobsa8@miamioh.edu

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