Chicago-area Library Assessment Conference presenters discussed their topics in a recap-style event. This event wasn't just for assessment folks – presentations covered many aspects of library work, ranging from benchmarking data collection about reference services to exploring the implications of campus learning analytics initiatives.
This event was hosted by UIC’s Richard J. Daley Library on Friday, February 1 from 9:30-11:30.
LibUX Chicago held a book club discussion on December 13th at On Tour Brewing.
Data Feminism is an open source publication about inclusive data collection. This was an in-depth discussion about feminist principles in data collection. LibUX Chicago used this discussion to review the initial draft of the book and provide feedback before official publication.
The book and chapter descriptions can be found here: https://bookbook.pubpub.org/data-feminism
On Friday, March 9th Library UX held an event at Loyola University’s Water Tower Campus on assessing instruction. There were four lightning round presentations discussing different methods and techniques for doing meaningful assessment in a variety of instruction settings – even one-shots!
Assessing a Peer Teaching Program, Frances Brady, Adler University
The Minute Paper, Jane Currie, Loyola University
Assessing Pre-instruction Activities: Low-Stakes Quizzes, Jeannette Moss, Northwestern University
Peer Observation Programs, Michelle Oh, Alyssa Vincent, Northeastern Illinois University
Following the lightning rounds we had small group discussions about to share ideas and get feedback on a variety of topics around instruction assessment.
Library UX Chicago held our annual year-end event on Friday, December 15 from 1pm-4pm at DePaul University's Richardson Library. This year we experimented with a slightly new format for the event; in addition to our annual lightning talks, we set aside time to workshop project ideas.
Library UX Chicago: Year Three, Elizabeth Edwards
As in previous years, we held lightning talks so people could share their work or present on a topic related to user experience, assessment, or design in libraries.
Testing Microcopy, Emma Boettcher, University of Chicago
Display of Archival Collections in EXPLORE Chicago Collections, Kate Flynn, University of Illinois-Chicago
Deck the Halls: Getting Our Message into Students' Residential Life, Janet Olson, Northwestern University
Learning from Indigenous Studies Scholars, Gina Petersen and Scott Garton, Northwestern University
Service Design: A Team Approach to Continuous Improvement, Kimberly Shotick and Katie Ediger, Illinois Institute of Technology
Railslibraries info Redesign: Post-go-live User Research and Tweaks, Brian Smith, RAILS
After our lightning talks, we broke into groups to discuss your ideas, projects, challenges, or works-in-progress.
Happy hour plans are being developed and will be announced by email to the Library UX Chicago Google Group and in person at the event.
Friday, February 24th 2017, 1:00pm-4:00pm
DePaul University, Richardson Library
2350 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Libraries do an extraordinary amount of outreach and engagement to introduce users to available services and resources. Trying to measure the success of a program, demonstrate the value of an event, or learn how to improve for the next time is an ongoing challenge. How can we move beyond counting attendees? This Library UX Chicago event explored assessing library outreach and engagement.
The event included presentations on local efforts to assess outreach and engagement followed by a workshop where we broke into small groups to develop assessment plans for specific library events or programs.
Explore Your Library at Northwestern: Measuring Success to Make Changes in Fall Orientation, Chris Davidson, Northwestern University
Finals Week Fun (& Learning), Isabel Gonzalez-Smith, University of Illinois at Chicago
Assessment Toolkit for Programming & Engagement, Ashley McMullin, DePaul University
Moving Beyond Counting Attendees, Amilcar Perez, Forest Park Public Library
Assessing Library Outreach and Engagement Workshop Form
Project Outcome Toolkit from the Public Library Association