When: Thursday, Feb 02 | 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Location: ICTC Halton

Days: Thursday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Special Libraries. Subjects: Advocacy, Assessment, and Research.


Explore the horror stories of data gone wrong and lessons learned that can help library and information workers in any sphere build better assessment and evaluation plans. Attendees will receive practical tips on assessment and how to use data to leverage continued funding, resources, and to learn more about what strategies are effective in your work environment. The session will cover: pre-assessment considerations, data analysis & interpretation, and post-assessment considerations. See how library skills help us build effective assessment plans and the value we can bring to employers as analysts.

– Understand how to prepare for assessment using library skills, including defining research scope and constructing meaningful research questions
– Create feasible and actionable assessment plans, and understand how data can support program development in and outside libraries
– Learn how to position assessment as a key component to any program or project, and to leverage assessments into new or continued funding.