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The OERC is on the Road Again

Posted by on September 25th, 2015 0 comments

The OERC is on the road again.  Today, Cindy and Beth Layton, Associate Director of the NN/LM Greater Midwest Region, are team-teaching Measuring What Matters to Stakeholders at the Michigan Health Sciences Library Association’s annual conference in Flint, MI. This workshop covers strategies for using evaluation to enhance and communicate a library’s value to organizational decision-makers… Read More »

Posted in: Library Value, Logic Models, News, Practical Evaluation



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Improving Your Data Storytelling in 30 Days

Posted by on August 21st, 2015 0 comments

Here are some more great techniques to help with telling a story to report your evaluation data so it will get the attention it deserves. Juice Analytics has this truly wonderful collection of resources in a guide called “30 Days to Data Storytelling.” With assignments of less than 30 minutes a day, this guide links… Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, Library Value, News, Practical Evaluation, Storytelling



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Easy Email Newsletters for Keeping Stakeholders Informed

Posted by on June 19th, 2015 0 comments

Do you find it difficult to ensure that you are keeping your stakeholders up to date throughout your program? In her AEA Summer Institute class entitled “An Executive Summary is Not Enough: Effective Evaluation Reporting Techniques,” Kylie Hutchinson from Community Solutions suggests a very interesting product for staying in touch with stakeholders. The product is… Read More »

Posted in: Library Value, News



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Infographics Basics: A Picture is Worth 1000 Data Points

Posted by on April 24th, 2015 0 comments

You’ve been collecting great data for your library, and now you have to figure out how to use it to convince someone of something, for example how great your library is. Part of the trick is turning that data into a presentation that your stakeholders understand – especially if you are not there to explain… Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, Library Value, News, Practical Evaluation



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New Journal: Systematic Reviews

Posted by on April 19th, 2014 0 comments

Librarians’ expert searching skills provide some great opportunities for collaboration with researchers. Biomed Central’s new open access Systematic Reviews journal is about a specialized type of expert searching that librarians can provide for their communities. More than a source of protocols and a record of others’ work, this journal has great potential for those of… Read More »

Posted in: Library Value, News, Practical Evaluation

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