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Have you ever found yourself in this situation? You’re well along in your proposal writing when you get to the section that says “how will you evaluate your project?” Do you think: “Oh #%$*! It’s that section again.” “Why do they make us do this?” “Yay! Here’s where I get to describe how I will… Read More »
A couple of months ago, I accidentally set an objective for the NEO Shop Talk blog. First, let me give you my definition of an objective. I think of objectives as observable outcomes. An outcome defines the effect you want to make through a project or initiative. (You can read more about outcomes here.) Then,… Read More »
Last week, I threw my first data party. I served descriptive statistics and graphs; my co-hosts brought chocolate. I first learned about data parties from evaluation consultant Kylie Hutchinson’s presentation It’s A Data Party that she gave at the 2016 American Evaluation Association Conference. Also known as data briefings or sense-making sessions, data parties actively… Read More »
On April 20, Cindy Olney and I facilitated a program for the Texas Library Association Annual Conference called Open Libraries! Making Your Library Welcome to All. The program was sponsored by TLA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the plan for the program was for attendees to work cooperatively to discover ways to ensure that people… Read More »
“One day not very long ago, librarians came to the Emerald City from their libraries in all of the countries of Oz. They came to visit the Great Library of the Emerald City, and to petition the Wizard allow them to borrow books and other items at the Great Library. Their hope was to transport… Read More »