Virtual Conference: Justifying the Library: Using Assessment to Justify Library Investments

Wednesday, April 20
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, EST

When resources are tight, it is important that everyone is able to justify the role we serve in accomplishing an institutional mission. One approach to relating the story of this value is to use data in support of the narrative. This virtual conference will examine the many ways in which an institution can show its value and the data that can be used in support of that argument. This might include usage statistics, patron activity, use of patron tools that support their work, traditional circulation data, or ethnographic study. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Steven J. Bell, Temple University
  • Nancy Turner, Temple University
  • Jocelyn Wilk, Columbia University
  • Ken Varnum, University of Michigan
  • Jan Fransen, University of Minnesota
  • Kristi Holmes, Northwestern
  • Carl Grant, University of Oklahoma
  • Elizabeth Brown, SUNY-Binghamton
  • Starr Hoffman, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

For more information and to register, visit the event page.

NEW! All registrants to this virtual conference will receive a login to the associated Training Thursday on Making Assessment Work - Using ORCIDs To Improve Your Institutional Assessment, to be held on April 28. (See below for details.)