[Libs-Or] OLA Library Assessment Newsletter March-May 2014 [WARNING: Suspect URL]

Senior, Heidi senior at up.edu
Wed May 21 14:11:15 PDT 2014

Hi everyone, here's what the
 Oregon Library Association Library Assessment Round Table (LART) blog<http://olalart.wordpress.com/>
shared in March-May 2014.

Blog Posts

Interview with Sara Seely<http://olalart.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/meet-the-ola-lart-presentation-panel-an-interview-with-sara-seely/>
- The PCC reference librarian and LART's liaison to the Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon (ILAGO) provides context to her "State of Library Assessment in Oregon" panel discussion at the Oregon Library Association conference.

OLA panel discussion now in NWCentral<http://olalart.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/state-of-library-assessment-in-oregon-presentation-now-in-nwcentral/>
The slides from the panel discussion mentioned above are now available on the NW Central website<http://www.nwcentral.org/ola-conference-state-library-assessment-oregon>.

Recap: ILAGO/LART Information Threshold Concepts Workshop<http://olalart.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/ilagolart-information-threshold-concepts-workshop/>
Amy Hofer of Portland State University led a workshop at the 2014 Oregon Information Literacy Summit about potential assessment techniques when using threshold concepts as an information literacy pedagogical approach.

Programs, Skills, Impact: Assessing Information Literacy<http://olalart.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/assessing-information-literacy/>
- ILAGO members compiled an annotated bibliography of resources from library professional literature demonstrating the "impact and importance of information literacy in student success."


Resource Alert:

Evaluation Flashcards<http://olalart.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/evaluation-flashcards/>
"Super cool one sheet explanations of evaluation concepts."

Publication Alert:

Low Hassle, Low Cost Library Space Survey (Article)<http://olalart.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/low-hassle-low-cost-library-space-survey-article/>

>From the article<http://journals.tdl.org/llm/index.php/llm/article/view/7058/6295>: "This article explains how, with limited time and resources, librarians at Lehman College completed a survey of student satisfaction with library space."

Ethics and Ethnography<http://olalart.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/ethics-and-ethnography/> (Blog Post)

>From the post<http://ukanthrolib.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/so-you-want-to-study-people-ethics-and-library-ethnography/>: "Researchers should always be mindful of the fact that people can perceive questions and observations as putting them at risk, even if the researcher does not immediately see that as the case."

If you would like to contribute to the OLA LART blog with your assessment related item, please let us know.

Assessment Events & Resources

Webinar: Telling the Story of your Library's Impact<https://cengage.webex.com/mw0307l/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=cengage&service=6>
Thursday, May 22, from 9am to 10am. Free registration.

Webinar: 10 Tips for Measuring Programs through Data<http://org.salsalabs.com/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=81892>

Thursday, May 22, from 10am to 11am. Free registration.

Library Instruction West Conference<http://library.pdx.edu/liwest2014.html>

July 23-25, Portland, Oregon. Registration now open.

Library Assessment Conference<http://libraryassessment.org/index.shtml>
August 4 - 6, 2014  Seattle, Washington. Registration deadline is Sunday, July 6, 2014.

Oregon Program Evaluators Network (OPEN) Conference<http://olalart.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/oregon-program-evaluators-network-open/>

September 19, 2014. Keynote speaker: Stephanie Evergreen.

Watch our blog: http://olalart.wordpress.com for all things assessment in libraries.

Send us ideas for posts:

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

Follow us on Twitter: @OLALart<https://twitter.com/OLALart>

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