Assessment Interest Group Workshop a Success

Sarah Murphy, The Ohio State University, Assessment Interest Group Chair

The Assessment Interest Group’s spring workshop “Communicating  Library  Value Through Assessment” was a resounding success. More than 45 ALAO members gathered at the State Library of Ohio on April 16, 2015 to hear Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz, Director of Strategy and Innovation at the Cleveland Public Library, deliver her keynote presentation on “Authentic Innovation for Libraries.”  After lunch and a brief business meeting, our colleagues throughout the state shared innovative assessment practices, experiences, and successes through four presentations:

•    “Using Library and Institutional Data to Initiate Collaborative Outreach toward Institutional Mission” – Katy Mathuews, Ohio University, and Zachary Lewis, Shawnee State University
•    “Captivate and Communicate: Nontraditional Ways to Communicate Your Value” – Alyssa Darden, Franklin University
•    “Small Samples, Broad Applications: Using Bibliographies to Support Instruction, Collections, and Budgets” – John Kromer, Miami University
•    “Using Visual Literacy to Demonstrate the Impact of Technological Space” — Eric Resnis and Jennifer Natale, Miami University

Mandy Shannon, Wright State University, will serve as Chair of the Assessment Interest Group for 2015-2016. In this role she will serve as the primary liaision with the ALAO Board. Eric Resnis has volunteered to serve as Vice-Chair and will lead the 2016 AIG workshop planning committee. Planning committee members for 2015-2016 include Alyssa Darden, Franklin University, Jeff Gates, Cedarville University, Rares Piliou, Otterbein University, and Laura Ponikvar, Cleveland Institute of Art

This entry was posted in Vol. 33 no. 2 (June 2015) and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

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