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“Assessment” is one of the themes in the 2017-1019 MLS strategic plan. Effective assessment techniques can help you improve your programs, collections, space, and services and become a more informed advocate for your library. Use the resources and tools on this guide to get started!

Assessment Models

Culture of Assessment

Related MLS Guides

MLS Workshop: Increase Your Library's Impact, Part 1

MLS Workshop (description and materials from workshop offered in Spring 2017)

After this program, you will be able to:

  • Compare how assessment is applied to key library functions in different settings, including variations in language and motivation.
  • Analyze library programs and services through the lens of assessment so you can address gaps and opportunities; and
  • Identify key trends and select resources to help build the culture of assessment at your library.

You will leave with an action plan that you can customize for your library. All levels of experience are welcome, from those who are brand new to assessment, to the seasoned pros looking to share and hear new ideas.

Resources from the MLS Professional Collection

How to Borrow from the MLS Professional Collection:

Click on one of our featured titles below, or search entire the MLS Professional Collection via our online catalog. You can then request items to be sent to your library through delivery. View this guide for detailed instructions.

MLS Consultant

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