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.
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
AnnWednesday, January 27, 2016 · 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Richard J Klarcheck Information Commons, Loyola University
On Wednesday, January 27, we welcomed speakers from five Chicago-area institutions to an event focused on collections assessment. Topics ranged from assessing the use of a periodicals collection in area studies to the drastic reorganization of a junior high school library. The event included presentations, Q&A, and discussion.
This event was held at the Richard J. Klarcheck Information Commons at Loyola University's Lakeshore Campus.
• 8:45-9 Registration, refreshments
• 9-9:10 Introductions
• 9:10-10 Presentations
• 10-10:50 Q&A and group discussion
• 10:50-11 Wrap-up and evaluation
Recent Collections Assessment Projects at UIC, Deborah Blecic, University of Illinois at Chicago
Decision Tree for Evaluating Online Resources, Dave Green, Northeastern Illinois University
Digging Upwards (and other seemingly futile activities), Max King, Illinois Institute of Technology
Annette Lesak, Francis W. Parker School
Use and Users of South Asian Periodicals, Laura Ring, University of Chicago