Assessment of teaching activities is familiar to most librarians, but how to evaluate large-scope libraries’ services, programs, or initiatives may be more abstract and unclear. This webinar will provide a step-by-step process for selecting an evaluation type, focusing the research question, planning an evaluation, data collection methods, and writing an evaluation report. Interactive activities will have you thinking critically through this process, and you’ll walk away with a library evaluation toolkit.
- Select an appropriate evaluation type
- Plan for execution of an evaluation, from research question to logic model
- Select the most appropriate data collection method(s) for a given program and research question
- Apply strategies/tools for drafting a concise and compelling evaluation report
This session is for all levels and areas of librarianship, from directors to cataloguers. Anyone planning to evaluate a service or process will benefit. No prior skills or experience is necessary.
Shanda Hunt has been the Public Health Library Liaison & Data Curation Specialist at the University of Minnesota (UMN) for the last five years. Prior to that, she was a research coordinator in the Division of Epidemiology & Community Health and the Program in Human Sexuality where she co-created, implemented, and managed research studies on alcohol policy and refugee sexual health. Shanda is knowledgeable in public health program evaluation and has applied that to her work in large-scale initiatives in libraries. She also teaches program evaluation to her colleagues.
- Length: 1.5 hour webinar
- Date/Time: April 27, 1:00pm–2:30pm, Central Time
- Technical information: After you have registered, go to My Learning in MEDLIB-ED to access the live webinar, resources, evaluation, and certificate.
- Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours and 1.5 Illinois CNE contact hours.
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