[Libs-Or] OLA LART July newsletter

Senior, Heidi senior at up.edu
Thu Aug 1 12:17:04 PDT 2013

Hi everyone, here's what the Oregon Library Association Library Assessment Round Table (LART) blog<http://olalart.wordpress.com/> shared in July 2013.

Blog Posts

Welcome!<http://olalart.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/welcome-to-ola-library-assessment-round-table-website/> -- about the formation of the round table.

Reflections on EBLIP7<http://olalart.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/reflections-on-eblip7/> -- describes the 7th International Evidence Based Library & Information Practice conference held at the University of Saskatchewan July 15-18.

ILL Assessment Presentation in September<http://olalart.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/ill-assessment-presentation-in-september/> - announces a presentation on interlibrary loan assessment at the Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference.

Computers in Libraries article of note<http://olalart.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/cil-article/> - links to a Computers in Libraries article in which the authors make the case for considering outcomes and impacts while designing library initiatives. Lists the "5 problems with current assessment practices in libraries."

Community Impact Assessment Training for Public Libraries<http://olalart.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/community-impact-assessment-training-for-public-libraries/> - describes an online training opportunity related to assessment in public libraries.

Benchmarks for Public Access Technology<http://olalart.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/benchmarks-for-public-access-technology/> - announces the development of benchmarks to help public libraries "strategically plan, advocate, and ultimately meet their communities' needs for public access to technology."

>From Lib(rary) Performance: Data Visualization<http://olalart.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/from-library-performance-data-visualization/>
-- Part of assessment is communicating your results. This post shows how blogger Ray Lyons altered an American Association of School Libraries graph to make it more readable.

Upcoming Assessment-Related Events

User Experience Research 101<http://www.ala.org/rusa/user-experience-research-101> ($)

August 7, 12-1:30 pm

This webinar will take a theory and needs assessment approach, focusing on what librarians in public services and reference positions need to know about user experience design and research.

Outcomes Based Evaluation Training<https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3K7RGFQ> (Free)

August 8, 12:30 - 2:30 pm

This webinar focuses on two key questions: 1. How has your program/project made a difference in your community? 2. How are the lives of your program/project participants better as a result?

Proven Analytic Methods: Practical Analytic Techniques for Information Professionals<http://calendar.sla.org/index.php?eID=164> (Free)

August 22, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Webinar details to be announced.

Watch our blog: olalart.wordpress.com<http://www.oregoneval.org> for all things assessment in libraries.

Send us ideas for posts:

OregonLART at gmail.com<mailto:OregonLART at gmail.com>

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Submitted for your information by

Heidi E. K. Senior
Reference/Instruction Librarian (and OLA LART Co-Secretary)
Clark Library
University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203
senior at up.edu<mailto:senior at up.edu> <> 503-943-8037

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