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Making the Case: Using Assessment to Show Value and Make Decisions Webinar

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As libraries are increasingly asked to demonstrate their value and the contributions they make to their institutions, library staff need efficient and effective strategies for assessment. Best practice in assessment means embedding assessment into the library's practices on a continuous basis rather than treating it as a separate and additional task. This webinar will present an integrated and systematic approach to developing and assessing library activities that includes identifying impact outcomes and aligned activities, establishing criteria, collecting and analyzing data and evidence, and using the results for improvement and telling the story of the library's impact.

Registration Information

  • Individuals and sites can register to view the recorded webinar
  • Length: 1.5 hour webinar
  • Technical information: You will receive a link to the recorded program and the participant's manual in your confirmation email.
  • Cost:
    • Individuals: $49 (nonmembers, $75)
    • Sites (for unlimited viewers at one location): $199 (nonmembers, $299)
  • Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours

Presenter Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is professor, University Library, and coordinator for information literacy services and instruction at the University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign as well as an adjunct faculty member in the university's library school. As coordinator for information literacy services and instruction, Hinchliffe oversees information literacy programs emanating from over 20 campus libraries serving more than 25,000 learners a year. When she was president of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), ACRL launched the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative. She has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, the value of academic libraries and library assessment, evaluation, and innovation. With Debra Gilchrist, Hinchliffe is also the lead designer for ACRL's training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and the Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded Assessment in Action project. One of her most recent publications is the coedited book, Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration (ACRL; 2012). Hinchliffe received her master of education and master of library and information science degrees from the University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. She has been a member of the ACRL Immersion Program faculty since 2003 and has taught "Classic" (teacher and program track), "Intentional Teaching," and "Assessment Immersion," as well as custom programs for institutions and regional areas.



For more information or questions contact Debra Cavanaugh, 312.419.9094 x32.

Event Dates: 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Event Venue / Type: 
on-demand / recorded
Event Category / Format: 
webinar / webcast
Event Competency Specialization: 
leadership and management
Event Experience Level: 
beginning plus
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