Last Friday, I presented a six-minute lightning talk at the Library Assessments Workshop hosted by the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. Much to my supervisor's chagrin, I was frantically putting together my slides and practicing my talk at the end of the day on Thursday. Some of the disjointed brainstorming notes looked like this: Don't… Continue reading Resisting analytics in a correlation-crazy world.
Dear librarians, I love you. I wanted you to know that right away because today is a day when people should be reminded that they are loved. You are loved. I've sent a dozen texts this morning to friends and family that just say, "I love you." But you, librarians, you--I love you for a… Continue reading But I know that there will be libraries.
I started out my last day of the Library Assessment Conference sharing biscuits, poached eggs, and strong coffee with Maoria Kirker, Instructional Services and Assessment Librarian at George Mason University, and fellow alum of the 2013 ACRL Immersion Teacher Track program in Seattle, Washington, where we met. I admire Maoria for lots of reasons: she's… Continue reading Library Assessment Conference 2016, the day after: Next steps
I've been an Assessment Librarian for about three months now. In a few days, I'll travel to Arlington, Virginia for the annual Library Assessment Conference, which I've never attended before. Sessions with titles like "The Illusory Holy Grail: Comprehensive Mixed-Methodology Assessment is No Better Than Using a Single Method; A Case Study on the 21st-Century… Continue reading The power, the pressure of the post-test.