ACRLPNW 2017

Did you know the ACRL Oregon/Washington joint conference has been held annually since 1981? A little history lesson from University of Puget Sound Science Liaison Librarian Eli Gandour-Rood, ACRL Washington chapter President: I am happy to share that some digging into our respective chapter archives revealed that the Oregon ACRL chapter, started in 1975, held… Continue reading ACRLPNW 2017

Tell me it’s more than a t-shirt.

On Friday, January 20th, I was on my way to Atlanta for the American Library Association Midwinter meeting, and I was looking forward to two things: staying with my friend Jessica and filling my suitcase with free books. Things I was not looking forward to included: crowds, long lines for the bathroom, awkward exhibit hall… Continue reading Tell me it’s more than a t-shirt.

Library Assessment Conference 2016, the day after: Next steps

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

Library Assessment Conference 2016, Day 1: “Decision-based evidence making.”

Lisa Hinchliffe gets the gold star today for her hit line in this morning's second keynote, asserting that many organizations who claim to be in the business of evidence-based decision making are actually doing the opposite--making decisions and finding evidence to back up the decisions already made or, as I interpreted it, deciding to make… Continue reading Library Assessment Conference 2016, Day 1: “Decision-based evidence making.”