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Needs Assessment Example

Posted by on October 2nd, 2007 0 comments

Perley CM, Gentry GA, Fleming S, Sen KM. Conducting a user-centered information needs assessment: the Via Christi Libraries’ experience.  J Med Libr Assoc  2007 Apr; 95(2):173-181. This article provides a good example of a needs assessment using multiple evaluation methods. Librarians at the Via Christi Libraries in Wichita, Kansas, provide information services to all employees… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

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An ROI Calculator for Libraries

Posted by on July 20th, 2007 0 comments

The North Suburban Library System (north suburban Chicago, IL) has created a Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator on their website in keeping with their theme for the month of July, 2007: Dollars and Sense: Why Libraries are a Good Investment. For more information about this tool, visit:http://www.nsls.info/articles/detail.aspx?articleID=143.

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

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Free Online Course on Outcomes-Based Planning and Evaluation

Posted by on July 18th, 2007 0 comments

Shaping Outcomes, an online course on outcomes-based planning and evaluation, will be available free to museum and library professionals this summer and fall. The instructor-mediated course, which will help participants improve program designs and evaluations, was developed through a cooperative agreement between the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis… Read More »

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Registration for 2007 American Evaluation Association Conference

Posted by on July 10th, 2007 0 comments

For those of you interested in attending the 2007 American Evaluation Association Conference in Baltimore (November 7-10), information is now online at the AEA conference Web site.  I also recommend AEA’s pre- and post-conference professional development workshops, which are offered Nov. 5-7 and Nov. 11. Workshop descriptions and cost information are available here.  Many of these workshops have been… Read More »

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New books about online surveys recommended at the AEA listserv

Posted by on July 10th, 2007 0 comments

Because so many RMLs conduct online surveys, I thought I would mention a couple of books recently recommended in discussions at EvalTalk, the American Evaluation Association’s listserv. The first is Don Dillman’s book “Mail and Internet Surveys” (updated 2007, Sage). Don Dillman is probably the best known survey researcher – that is, he researches the… Read More »

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