Computers in Libraries 2017
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Workshop: Practical Research to Measure Impact
in Your Library
Monday March 27, 2017, 1-4 pm
Measurement and evaluation are key activities required to design effective programs and services and to demonstrate library value to stakeholders. This workshop teaches you how to design a research program for your library-or any information environment-to provide insight on library activities and to prepare for the future. Specific topics include the importance of measuring and the danger of doing nothing; understanding ways of doing research and creating a plan; putting the Logic Model to work; deciding what to measure; looking beyond economic impact to approaches that measure cultural, social, and educational impacts; presenting your findings; and more. Get strategies and plans for initiating the research of impact in your library. Geared to the non-academic library researcher!
Kimberly Silk, Principal Consultant, BrightSail Research and Consulting
Bill Irwin, Assistant Professor, Huron College