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Dec

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Meet Susan Wolfe, The NEO’s New Evaluation Specialist Susan Wolfe

Posted by on December 5th, 2017 0 comments

The NEO welcomes our new evaluation specialist, Susan M. Wolfe. Susan will be contributing her evaluation expertise to the National Library of Medicine’s recently announced partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program. a landmark effort to advance precision medicine. The All of Us program aims to build one of the largest, most diverse… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, News

Nov

22

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Happy Thanksgiving From the NEO Staff

Posted by on November 22nd, 2017 0 comments

The  NNLM Evaluation Office staff had a rare opportunity in early November. We had our first-ever, in-person staff meeting. Our staff members all work virtually from their offices in Georgia, Texas, and Washington. We traveled to Washington DC in early November to attend the American Evaluation Association, so we took a morning for a staff… Read More »

Posted in: Blog

Nov

03

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Beyond Anecdotes: Story Collection Methods for Program Evaluation

Posted by on November 3rd, 2017 0 comments

The promotora’s uncle was sick and decided it was his time to die. She was less convinced, so she researched his symptoms on MedlinePlus and found evidence that his condition probably was treatable. So she gathered the family together to persuade him to seek treatment. Not only did her uncle survive, he began teaching his… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Participatory Evaluation, Qualitative Methods, Storytelling

Oct

06

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DIY Build Your Own Culture of Evaluation

Posted by on October 6th, 2017 0 comments

Our organization has a culture of evaluation. Oooh, doesn’t that sound impressive? In fact, I confess to using that term, culture of evaluation, in describing the NNLM Evaluation Office’s mission. However, if someone ever asked me to explain concretely what a culture of evaluation actually looks like, it would have taken some fast Googling, er,… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Practical Evaluation

Sep

22

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Because People Aren’t Gold Fish: AEA Audience Engagement Strategies

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017 2 comments

Here’s a statistic to ponder.  According to a study done by Microsoft, as reported in Time magazine, the average adult human has a shorter attention span than a goldfish. Goldfish can pay attention for 9 seconds, but you’ll lose a human after 8. While this attention span statistic has been questioned, such as in this article… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Participatory Evaluation, Reporting

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