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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

Aug

25

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SOAR: An Appreciative Inquiry Approach for Strategic Planning

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments

By guest blogger Michelle Eberle, Consultant, Massachusetts Library System In my new position with the Massachusetts Library System (MLS), one of my roles is providing consultation for strategic planning.  The Massachusetts Library System, a non-profit funded by the Commonwealth, support all types of libraries (public, school, academic, and special).  Yes, that includes health sciences libraries,… Read More »

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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

Aug

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Shop Talk SWOT Hack for Proposal Writers

Posted by on August 19th, 2016 0 comments

Every self-respecting workshop has its share of hacks. Today’s post is about the NEO Shop Talk’s SWOT hack. Most of our readers have heard of SWOT analysis, because of its widespread use in strategic planning. NEO developed its own special version of SWOT analysis to help our readers and training participants with preparation of funding… Read More »

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