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Elegantly Simple Evaluation: The Engage for Health Pre/Post Assessment

Posted by on July 14th, 2017 0 comments

I wrote a post in May 2016 about a participatory evaluation conducted with a group of public librarians from the Engage for Health program, a statewide collaboration led by the NNLM Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) and the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA).  This was a community education program, offered by 17 libraries throughout Pennsylvania, which taught community… Read More »

Posted in: Simply Elegant Evaluation

Jun

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A Cinderella Story about Evaluation Presentations

Posted by on June 21st, 2017 0 comments

Once upon a time, there was an evaluator like any other.  She often was called on to present evaluation results of special projects. Sometimes it was at the request of influential stakeholders. Other times, it was for colleagues at professional conferences. Almost always, she got the same audience response. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Then one day, I realized… Read More »

Posted in: Blog

May

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The Good News about Bad News

Posted by on May 19th, 2017 3 comments

Years ago, I conducted a campus climate assessment for a smallish university. Campus climate assessments are just an academic-fancy word for student satisfaction surveys. Our results were mostly positive because, in general, our college students were a happy bunch. But, even in the Magic Kingdom of College, nothing is perfect.  Ratings for the campus computer labs… Read More »

Posted in: Participatory Evaluation, Practical Evaluation

May

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NEO Shop Talk Renovation is Afoot

Posted by on May 12th, 2017 0 comments

Happy Friday, readers.  NEO Shop Talk is getting a makeover this weekend, so we won’t be posting an article today.  We will be back next Friday with our usual pithy advice about Do-It-Yourself evaluation.

Posted in: News

Apr

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Best Bargain for Evaluation Training: the AEA Summer Evaluation Institute

Posted by on April 14th, 2017 0 comments

Who doesn’t love a bargain? If you love a bargain and you want to up your evaluation game, check out the American Evaluation Association’s Summer Evaluation Institute, now open for registration. This year, it will be held June 5 – 7 at the Omni Atlanta Hotel CNN Center.  For $395 (AEA members) or $480 (nonmembers),… Read More »

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