Assessment Practices and Metrics for the 21st Century: A 2019 NISO Training Series

Early Bird Registration Now Open for This Eight Week Series!

Start Date:  October 25, 2019


Objective of This Training Series Series: 

To explore assessment practices in library spaces, collections, services, and strategic innovations – a sequel to the introductory trainings offered in 2018. Registration for this event includes access to the archived recordings from the 2018 Training Series on Assessment Practices and Metrics in the 21st Century

Libraries are transforming lives and they are transforming their spaces, their services, their collections by becoming strategic partners in developing community-focused, social, cultural, and intellectual hubs. Our seminar series this year will focus on the transformations happening in today’s 21st century library and in the changes that are to come. Specifically, we'll hear from eight leading professionals as they present specific case studies focusing on assessment as applied to these four areas:

·      space,

·      collections,

·      services, and

·      strategic innovation.

Course Moderator: Dr. Martha Kyrillidou, CEO, QualityMetrics, LLC. 

Confirmed guest lecturers in 2019 include among others:

·     Robert Fox. Dean of Libraries, University of Louisville;

·     Galadriel Chilton, Ivy Plus Libraries, Director of Collections InitiativesLibrary Administrative Services, Yale University;

·     Trevor Dawes, University Librarian, University of Delaware and Erin Daix, Librarian and Director of Assessment, University of Delaware

·     Clara Chu, Affiliate Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois

·     Pedro Reynoso, Outreach & Instruction Librarian, Chabot College

Who Will Benefit From This Training Series:

·     Academic librarians whose role includes planning and assessment as a professional role or who have been assigned to conduct assessment exercises in their own library

·     Early or mid-career publishing staff in product development or marketing roles who seek a better understanding of libraries and their data and assessment activities to deliver better products or services

·     Mid-career managers or supervisors whose roles require them to conduct small and medium size assessment projects or exercises.

Course Dates and Duration:  Friday, October 25, 2019 – Friday, December 20, 2019. The series consists of eight (8) segments, one per week and each lasting approximately 60-90 minutes. Each segment is intended to cover a Friday lunch period (11:30am - 1:00pm, US. Eastern). Note that the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend does not have a scheduled segment

Costs for this training series are detailed on the NISO event page. Early bird registration closes on October 11th.


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