ALI Assessment Day 2019
August 9, 2019 9:00am – 4:30pm
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 using the link below, for what promises to be an interesting and productive day.
Register for ALI Assessment Day
9:00-10:00 am - Breakfast, Registration, & Poster Session
10:00am-12:00pm - 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 and educational 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.
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)
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 help you create an assessment method for the project(s) relevant to your institution.
Visit the ALI Assessment Day page for program updates and additional information.