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ALI Assessment Committee: ALI Assessment Day - 2019

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ALI Assessment Day 2019
Friday, August 9, 2019 @ Ball State University, Alumni Center

Poster Presentations

You are invited to present your assessment projects and ideas at the poster presentation session at the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) Assessment Day.  What’s working?  What didn’t?  This is a great way to share your experiences and learn from colleagues.
Assessments of all types are of interest:  Information literacy, collections, physical spaces, student engagement, retention, professional development, and more.
Poster Submission Instructions 
Use this form to submit your poster abstract (300 words maximum).
This rubric may help guide your proposal. 
Poster Deadlines and Dates
Extended to July 10, 2019 - Poster Abstract Due
July 17, 2019 – Poster Acceptances Confirmed to Author
August 9, 2019 – Poster Session at ALI Assessment Day 9:00-10:00am

ALI Assessment Day

ALI Assessment Day 2019

August 9, 2019  9:00 am-4:30 pm

Ball State University Alumni Center

2000 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie IN 47304

Join us for a day of all things assessment with keynote speakers, a poster session, and a half-day interactive workshop on using ACRL's Project Outcome for your institution. ALI Assessment Day is free of charge to participants, except for lunch, which is on your own.

Register for ALI Assessment Day


9:00-10:00 am - Breakfast, Registration, & Poster Session

10:00 am-12:00 pm - Assessment Keynote Speakers

Anita Gray - Director of Library Services, Huntington University
Tonya Fawcett - Director of Library Services, Grace College and Seminary
Heather Loehr - Coordinator of Information Services, Hanover College and Analytics Coordinator, PALNI
Noah Brubaker - Associate Director, PALNI

Assessing Library Impact and Value
This presentation will cover the origin, development, and deployment of an openly available survey instrument to assess the ACRL standards of institutional effectiveness and the education role of the library. The survey was designed in collaboration between supported organizations of the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) and the higher education analytics nonprofit IDEA. Attendees will learn about the design, approach, and project rationale as well as a chance to see some initial results and specifics. This instrument will become openly and freely available for any institution desiring to use it. 


Katharine V. Macy
Resource Development Liaison
Business & Economics Librarian
IUPUI University Library

Using Business Analytics to Support Our Values
In a world where average serial resource inflation is greater than 6% but budgets are stagnant or decreasing, there is pressure to maintain collections often at the expense of other library services. However, using by business analysis tools and techniques, we can change this trajectory as we work to maintain collections sustainably so that we can offer valuable services to our patrons (i.e. information literacy, digitization, open access support). This presentation will provide a framework for collection analysis and negotiation that goes beyond cost per use, integrating quantitative and qualitative data in order to understand the value individual resources provide. In addition, Ms. Macy will discuss how this work supports greater institutional goals and serves academic library values.

12:00-1:30pm - Lunch (on your own) and time for networking with colleagues

1:30-4:40pm - ACRL Project Outcome for Academic Libraries Workshop

Sara Goek - ACRL Program Manager

Project Outcome for Academic Libraries is a free online toolkit designed to help libraries understand and share the impact of essential library programs and services. Based on the model developed by the Public Library Association (PLA), it provides standardized surveys, an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes, and the resources libraries need to leverage their results to effect change in their institutions and beyond. This interactive workshop will introduce you to the toolkit and help you to develop an action plan for successfully implementing Project Outcome at your library.

Note: Prior to the workshop, it is recommended that participants register for Project Outcome (using the above link), review basic materials in the toolkit, and consider a goal for outcome measurement at their library.