The New England Assessment in Action Symposium
September 13, 2016, 9am-3:30pm
Assumption College, Worcester, MA
One of the biggest challenges for academic libraries is how to measure impact and communicate value to campus leadership and accreditors. Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success is an initiative undertaken by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in order to help academic librarians build their skills in carrying out data-driven assessment projects.
Join us for this program to hear from your New England colleagues who participated in AiA, and learn how the academic library community might build on its success at the national and regional level.
Registration for this program is now closed.
Program website from ACRL national office. Includes overview and history of AiA, summaries and reports, extensive resources, and a full list of participating institutions from all 3 pilot years.
In May 2016, ACRL hosted an online open forum to report on the assessment work of the 120+ institutions to date.. View the recording below. Speakers: Kara Malenfant (ACRL), Karen Brown (Dominican University).
Also avaialble as slides and a published report.
Searchable online collection of AiA team project reports, poster abstracts, and images
The March 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries features articles by 7 AiA project teams.
This book, edited by Eric Ackermann for ACRL, is available for lending to member libraries through the MLS Professional Collection. Includes projects from several AiA teams in New England.
AiA is part of ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries initiative, a multiyear, multifaceted project intended to empower academic librarians with data and methods for demonstrating library value relative to institutional goals and objectives. The VAL website includes the official VAL report, white paper, bibliography, blog, and many other resources.
9:00 AM Registration
Poster set-up for presenters
10:00 AM Welcoming remarks
10:15 AM Keynote address:
Irene Herold, 2016-17 ACRL President
11:15 AM Break
12:30 PM Lunch and Poster sessions
2:00 PM Break
2:15 PM Roundtable discussions:
Challenges and opportunities in developing
and sustaining library research projects
3:15 PM Closing remarks
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