The July 12 coffee chat at the Spoke and Bird South Loop was a discussion on evaluating library spaces. These informal coffee chats are designed to allow attendees to talk through the emerging needs at their library, and learn from the experiences of others.
To continue getting ready for our fall ethnography workshop with Andrew Asher and Donna Lanclos, we held a discussion of their article "'Ethnographish': The State of the Ethnography in Libraries".
The discussion took place on Tuesday, July 23 at the Jennie Huizenga Memorial Library, Trinity Christian College. Remote participation was available. The discussion of the article was led by Emma Boettcher, University of Chicago and Cathy Mayer, Trinity Christian College.
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.