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Assessment 101 for Librarians: A Guidebook

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Title: Assessment 101 for Librarians: A Guidebook
Author(s): Chrzastowski, Tina
Subject(s): library assessment, data analysis
Abstract: Library assessment has found a new audience in librarians and library administrators seeking guides for steering libraries into the new century. Measurement, evaluation, assessment – these are all terms that describe taking stock of libraries, from services to collections, from small scale studies to mammoth surveys. The purpose of assessment is to answer questions about the library environment such as what does the library own, who are its users, are users satisfied, and if not, why not? Assessment is followed by analysis, deciding what the collected data mean and what decisions they support. Libraries must be willing to implement the outcomes suggested or determined through assessment. What skills or knowledge are needed to successfully perform library assessment? Where can you polish your skills or pick up assessment tips? What should you read, hear, and sign up for? It’s all covered in this guide to library assessment.
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Science and Technology Libraries
Citation Info: Chrzastowski, Tina E. 2008. “Assessment 101 for Librarians: A Guidebook.” Science and Technology Libraries 28 (1/2): 155 – 176.
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/28582
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Rights Information: This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in Science and Technology Libraries © 2008 [copyright Taylor & Francis]; Science and Technology Libraries is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01942620802097109
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-12-08
 

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