March 28-30 preconference workshops March 27 hyatt regency crystal city
arlington, va
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Monday, March 27, 2017

W13: Practical Research to Measure Impact in Your Library

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kimberly Silk, Principal Consultant, BrightSail Research and Consulting
Bill Irwin, Assistant Professor, Huron College

Measurement and evaluation are key activities required to design effective programs and services and to demonstrate library value to stakeholders. This workshop teaches you how to design a research program for your library-or any information environment-to provide insight on library activities and to prepare for the future. Specific topics include the importance of measuring and the danger of doing nothing; understanding ways of doing research and creating a plan; putting the Logic Model to work; deciding what to measure; looking beyond economic impact to approaches that measure cultural, social, and educational impacts; presenting your findings; and more. Get strategies and plans for initiating the research of impact in your library. Geared to the non-academic library researcher!

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