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It’s the spookiest time of the year! To help celebrate, we’re visiting our favorite fictional town, Sunnydale. If you’re a long-time reader of Shop Talk, you might already be familiar with the posts about librarians reaching out to the vampire population in Sunnydale. The first post about Sunnydale was Developing Program Outcomes using the Kirkpatrick… Read More »
Thanks to Jessi Van Der Volgen and Molly Knapp at the NNLM Training Office for allowing us to feature their assessment project and for providing the images in this post. Are you tired of bars? I don’t mean the kind of bars where you celebrate and socialize. I mean the kind used in data visualization. My evidence-free… Read More »
This week I have been working on a questionnaire for the Texas Library Association (TLA) on the cultural climate of TLA. Having just gone through this process, I will tell you that NEO’s Booklet #3: Collecting and Analyzing Evaluation Data has really useful tips on how to write questionnaires (p. 3-7). I thought it might… Read More »
Since NEO (formerly OERC) was formed, we’ve created a lot of material – four evaluation guides, a 4-step guide to creating an evaluation plan, hosted in-person classes and webinars, and of course, written in this very blog! All of the guides, classes, and blogs come with a lot of materials, including tip sheets, example plans,… Read More »
Like everyone else, we have an end-of-the-year list. Here’s our top ten list of the posts we wrote this year, based on number of views: 10. Developing Program Outcomes Using the Kirkpatrick Model – with Vampires 9. Inspirational Annual Reporting with Appreciative Inquiry 8. What is a Need? 7. Designing Surveys: Does the Order of… Read More »