“Reinventing Libraries: Reinventing Assessment. Innovative Practices and Ideas that Challenge the Status Quo” will be held on June 6, 2014 at Baruch College in New York City from 8:30-4:30. Registration fee is $50.
Keynote speakers will be Steve Hiller, Director of Assessment and Planning at the University of Washington Libraries and Deb Gilchrist, PHD and Vice President for Learning and Student Success at Pierce College.
The conference will highlight innovative approaches to academic and research library assessment, particularly those that challenge established assessment ideas and practices. The conference will be national in scope and will address the value of library assessment as a means to improve academic programs, teaching, learning, and facilitating curricular and research activities of students and faculty. The goal of the conference is to share ideas and information on the vital topic of library assessment.Break-out session topics will include:
- Information literacy assessment, including General Education and learning outcomes
- Qualitative assessment (for example, ethnographic surveys and other interpretive approaches that evaluate users’ behavior)
- Collection assessment, particularly digital
- Assessment of library design, furnishings and technology
- Evaluation of library services in support of online education (for example, chat, reference and embedded librarianship)
- Value and impact of the library on the greater community