Illinois Librarians Presenting at Library Assessment Conference

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

August 26, 2016

A number of Illinois librarians will present at the 2016 Library Assessment Conference. This year’s conference will take place from Sunday, October 30, to Thursday, November 3, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. The conference is held every two years and gives leaders in library assessment the opportunity to share insights on the latest tools and trends in that area. The registration deadline for this year’s gathering is Saturday, October 8.

The Illinois librarians and their sessions are listed below. For sessions including a presenter not from Illinois, just the Illinois librarian or librarians are included.

Monday, October 31
Plenary Session I (10:30-11:30 AM)
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign--keynote speaker
Concurrent Session 2—Collections/Digital (1:30-3:30 PM)
Qiana Johnson, Northwestern University--“Mind the Gap: Using Patron Actions to Identify Holes in a Library’s Collection”

Tuesday, November 1
Concurrent Session 3—Organizational Issues 2 (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
Elizabeth Edwards, University of Chicago--“Assessment as User Engagement: Using User Testing and Assessment to Build Investment in the Library’s Intranet”
Concurrent Session 4—Organizational Issues 3 (1:00-2:45 PM)
Terry Taylor, DePaul University--“Proficiencies for Assessment Librarians and Coordinators: Defining a Profession”
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Karen Brown, Dominican University--“Creating Sustainable Assessment Practice through Collaborative Leadership: Informing and Being Informed by Higher Education Leaders”

Wednesday, November 2
Concurrent Session 5—Special Libraries (9:00-10:30 AM)
Wanda Dole, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum--“Measurement and Metrics for US Presidential Libraries and Museums”
Concurrent Session 6—Data (11:00 AM-12:30 PM)
Michael Perry and Gina Petersen, Northwestern University--“Do We Collect That Information and If So, How Can I Access It? Designing a Statistics Depository”
Concurrent Session 6—Learning 4 (11:00 AM-12:30 PM)
Susan Avery and Kirsten Feist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—“Assessing International Students in the Library Instruction Classroom”

Also, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is on the steering committee for the conference.

For more information about the conference, including the full list of presentations, go here.

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