NISO Virtual Conference:
Justifying the Library: Using Assessment to Justify Library Investments
April 20, 11:00am – 5:00pm EST – Learn more and register at: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2016/virtual_conference/apr20_virtualconf/
Assessment exercises for institutional libraries are frequently a double-edged sword; they’re as readily used to justify cuts as they are to bolster budgets. This NISO virtual conference provides expert insights into how data gathered in the normal course of activities can be leveraged to demonstrate value to the parent institution. Data represent the raw material for building your case. What data are available? How is their quality? What is the appropriate context for persuasively presenting that data to deans, provosts and other administrators? This virtual conference will address the very hot topic of library assessment in the context of a changing educational environment and features a complete roster of expert speakers, including:
- Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University
- Nancy Turner, Assessment and Organizational Performance Librarian, Temple University
- Jocelyn Wilk, University Archivist, Columbia University
- Elisabeth Brown, Director of Assessment & Scholarly Communications Librarian, SUNY-Binghamton
- Ken Varnum, Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, & Learning Analytics, University of Michigan
- Jan Fransen, Service Lead for Researcher and Discovery Systems, University of Minnesota
- Kristi Holmes, Directer, Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
- Starr Hoffman, Head, Planning & Assessment, University of Nevada – Las Vegas
- Carl Grant, Chief Technology Officer and Associate University Librarian for Knowledge Services, University of Oklahoma
The preliminary agenda and pricing information for this event may be found at:
As a bonus, register for the virtual conference and receive an automatic registration for the follow-up training webinar, Making Assessment Work: Using ORCIDS to Improve Your Institutional Assessments, on Thursday, April 28!
Instructors for that session are Alice Meadows (ORCID), Christopher Erdmann (Harvard University) and Merle Rosenzweig (University of Michigan).
For more information about this event, please contact Jill O’Neill (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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