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Inspirational Annual Reporting with Appreciative Inquiry

Posted by on March 25th, 2016 0 comments

Do you have to file annual reports? How much do you love doing them? Did I hear someone say “no comment?” In January, I challenged the outreach librarians of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR) to experiment with a reflective exercise designed to add some inspiration to their annual… Read More »

Posted in: Library Value, Practical Evaluation, Qualitative Methods

Mar

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Diversity in Evaluation – It’s About All of Us

Posted by on March 18th, 2016 0 comments

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that culture permeates everything we do, and that we live in a diverse society with lots of different cultures. Odds are good that no matter what your job is, you take into consideration issues of culture, diversity and inclusion. This applies to evaluation as it does… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

Mar

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Get to Know a Community though Diffusion of Innovation (Part 2)

Posted by on March 11th, 2016 0 comments

It’s really simple. You sell to the people who are listening, and just maybe, those people tell their friends.“ — Seth Godin, marketer. Diffusion of Innovation changed my approach to community assessment. I now focus primarily on identifying the following three things: the key problem that the program or product (the innovation) offers the target community;… Read More »

Posted in: News, Practical Evaluation

Mar

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A Most Pragmatic Theory: Diffusion of Innovation and User Assessment (Part 1)

Posted by on March 4th, 2016 0 comments

If your work includes teaching or providing products or services to people, you are in the business of influencing behavior change. In that case, behavior change theories should be one of the tools in your evaluation toolbox. These theories are evidence-based descriptions of how people change and the factors that affect the change process. If… Read More »

Posted in: News, Practical Evaluation, Qualitative Methods

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