An Assessment challenge: We throw all our attention on the utterly idle question whether A has done as well as B, when the only question is whether A has done as well as he could. William Graham Sumner
Mandy Havert, Digital Outreach and Graduate Outreach Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame
Heather Howard, Business Information Specialist, Parrish Library of Management and Economics, Purdue University
Suzanne Hinnefeld Collection Development Librarian, Cushwa-Leighton Library,, Saint Mary's College
Nastasha Johnson, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Technology Specialist, Purdue University
Jill Lichtsinn, Library Director, Funderburg Library, Manchester University
Suzanne Rice Assistant Dean for Public Services, University Libraries, Ball State University
Denise Shorey, Director of Library Services, Hamilton Library, Franklin College.
Marie White, Director Paul W. Ogle Library, Ivy Tech Community College Southern Indiana.
Term for Chair: : Member/Vice-Chair/Chair— 3 years total obligation (ideally Past Chair position volunteered= 4 years)
Term of Secretary: Member/Secretary--not formally set; yet recommended not to exceed 4 years
Term for Members: not formally set
Number of members: 9+
To begin the development of the Assessment Committee the members of the Committee will consist of
Study and become familiar with the AiA projects,
Provide a number of AiA projects which will cover the highest majority of students
Reach out to ALI librarians and if they are interested in mirroring an AiA project, with some customization at their Library.
Provide support to Librarians mirroring an AiA project
Participants having at least the Spring 2017 results will have the opportunity to do a poster presentation at the ALI Annual Meeting.
Participants and Assessment Committee members will meet in July to discuss the first year developments and contribute to the further development of the Assessment Committee. (At the in-person meeting in July 2017 nominations will be made for the Incoming Chair position and then a vote will be taken.)
Academic Libraries of Indiana
Assessment Committee Report
Prepared for the ALI board Meeting, October 21, 2016
Initial Meeting of the ALI Assessment Committee October 13, 2016
Report drawn from the great minutes of the meeting taken by Mandy Havert
Attending members: Mandy Havert, Digital Outreach and Graduate Outreach Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame; Heather Howard, Business Information Specialist, Parrish Library of Management and Economics, Purdue University; Suzanne Hinnefeld Collection Development Librarian, Cushwa-Leighton Library, Saint Mary's College; Marie White, Director Paul W. Ogle Library, Ivy Tech Community College Southern Indiana
Suzanne Rice (Assistant Dean for Public Services, University Libraries, Ball State University) was not able to attend due to a mix up in messages. Suzanne R. gave extra time meeting with Marie to catch up on the first meeting. (10/18/2016)
Nastasha Johnson (Physical Sciences, Engineering, Technology Specialist, Purdue University) did not attend, Nastasha J gave extra time meeting with Marie to catch up on the first meeting. (10/19/2016)
What is your favorite color and what is your interest in assessment?
Assessment is more than what we specifically count or traditionally have counted.
Purchasing resources in different formats, how do we account for them?
What do other small academic librarians do to determine effectiveness? And also effectiveness of collections?
Suggest COUNTER statistics where we can get them, if you can get your vendor to provide COUNTER statistics, could this committee become a voice for academic institutions to vendors and service providers for effective counts?
How can the Assessment committee bond the ALI mission statement with the Assessment committee goal and objectives?
What do we want to assess?
Start with review of AIA Projects to get ideas as to what can be assessed and how others have assessed
What colors and spirit do you want to add to the bonding of the ALI mission and Assessment committee goal and objectives?
Students who don’t use the library and how do you get information and data from that demographic
What about efficacy of virtual services versus local services
Student satisfaction / Student engagement with libraries and programs
Instructional impact and satisfaction
What is the best use of space in the libraries, (some resulting from the ALI Shared Print Project)
How can the Assessment Committee get the academic librarians, statewide, wanting to be participants, wanting to report on their assessments?
Use participant contacts to develop a couple of webinars to let the participants share how they developed the assessment they did to share with all academic libraries and their staff throughout the State of Indiana
Committee swag (October Take away): Each committee member will review literature and the AIA projects for information and projects covering individual interest in assessment.
Literature Review and AIA Project review:
Instructional impact and satisfaction - Mandy
Instruction - For-credit course (freshman level); retention, number of engagements,
using active learning- Heather
Best use of space in the libraries- Suzanne H.
Prepare freshmen and sophomores for junior and senior research-Marie
One Shot impact on student success – Suzanne R
Impact instructions have on curricula – Nastasha
Next Committee meeting first week in December, Tuesday or Thursday.
Report submitted by Marie A. White