Webinar: Practical Library Assessment - Communicating the Library's Value

Speaker Zsuzsa Koltay
Zsuzsa Koltay is Director of Assessment and Communication at Cornell University Library, a position that is unique in academic libraries. Zsuzsa has been at Cornell for over twenty years in a wide variety of leadership positions including being the founding project manager of Project Euclid, leading the Engineering Library for four ...

Zsuzsa Koltay is Director of Assessment and Communication at Cornell University Library, a position that is unique in academic libraries. Zsuzsa has been at Cornell for over twenty years in a wide variety of leadership positions including being the founding project manager of Project Euclid, leading the Engineering Library for four years, and heading system-wide web development efforts. These positions have led her to appreciate data to aid decision-making. The breadth of her experience has helped her custom create a multi-faceted and integrated program of assessment and communication in the past five years. 

Full Description

Unquestioned support for the academic library can't be taken for granted any more. Our parent institutions challenge us for evidence about what we contribute to institutional outcomes. What does this evidence look like? Is it one irrefutable piece of data, or more of a composite picture? And how do we communicate it most effectively to users, opinion-leaders, and decision-makers?

This session will present a framework with practical examples of hits and misses based on the work of the presenter's unit, Assessment and Communication, at Cornell University Library.

Attendees will be able to understand the:
• nature of value and impact evidence in the context of academic libraries
• interconnectedness of assessment and communication efforts in this context
• data components that triangulate value and impact 
• relevant communication channels and presentation approaches
• importance of understanding and adapting to local environments

 
This webinar is free for NY3Rs members, but registration is required. Register here.
 
 
This event is sponsored by the NY3Rs Association, Inc.
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When?

Fri, May. 15, 2015
10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. US/Eastern

Where?

Online