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May

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Use Evaluation Samples as Shortcuts

Posted by on May 29th, 2015 0 comments

We are often asked for samples of questionnaires and evaluations for information outreach projects. This peer tutor project from the Texas Rio Grande Valley has posted a number of sample evaluation documents that can be modified for other information outreach projects The ¡VIVA! (Vital Information for a Virtual Age) Project is a high school-based health… Read More »

Posted in: Logic Models, Practical Evaluation

May

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Improve Your Presentations

Posted by on May 22nd, 2015 0 comments

In a recent blog post, evaluator Stephanie Evergreen suggested that people no longer ask for power point slides at the end of a presentation (Stop Asking if the Slides are Available).  Her point is that the slides should support the speaker and be fairly useless on their own.  If the audience needs a reminder of… Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, News, Practical Evaluation

May

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The OERC Expanding Its Limits at MLA ‘15

Posted by on May 13th, 2015 0 comments

The OERC will do its part in keeping Austin weird this week at the 2015 Medical Library Association conference.  If you happen to be around, stop by our presentations on Sunday (5/17) afternoon and say hi. First up, Cindy Olney and other members of the !VIVA! Peer Tutor Project Team the will be exhibiting their… Read More »

Posted in: News

May

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Low Cost Mapping Tools on NLM’s Community Health Maps Blog

Posted by on May 8th, 2015 0 comments

Have you ever wanted to be able to use mapping for your outreach needs, but thought that making maps would be too expensive, time-consuming, or just too difficult?   The National Library of Medicine has a blog called Community Health Maps: Information on Low Cost Mapping Tools for Community-based Organizations, with the goal of facilitating the… Read More »

Posted in: News, Practical Evaluation

May

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Guerrilla Assessment Methods

Posted by on May 1st, 2015 0 comments

Recently, the Association of Research Libraries email discussion list had an enthusiastic discussion about guerrilla assessment techniques. These are low-cost, unconventional data collection methods that gather timely responses from library users. I thought I would share some of the favored methods from this discussion. Graffiti walls seemed to be the most popular guerrilla method discussed in this group. Users… Read More »

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