Contexts for Assessment and Outcome Evaluation in Librarianship Vol: 35


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781781900604
Published:
05 Sep 2012
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
200 pages - 156 x 234 x 23mm
Series:
Advances in Librarianship
Assessment and outcomes evaluation have become increasingly important in librarianship. Although initially used in educational contexts to measure student learning, the strategy has migrated to other contexts such as hiring, employee development, overall organizational and institutional successes, measuring the outcomes of projects and operational changes, and self assessment at the personal level. This growing emphasis is partly due to increasingly stringent requirements that funds are used effectively to improve services and operations. The current economic climate and retrenchments in non-profit agencies, have raised the need for assessment and outcomes evaluation to a critical level. 'Contexts for Assessment and Outcome Evaluation in Librarianship' focuses not on the how of undertaking assessment and outcomes evaluation, but rather on their successes and failures in various contexts in which these tools have been and will be used.
Contributors. Preface. Changes in Library Evaluation: Responding to External Pressures in the Institution of Museum and Library Services’ Measuring Success Initiative. The New York State Library's Outcome-Based Evaluation Training Initiative: Using Training, Online Support, and Integration to Measure Impact. Documenting the Results of Good Intentions: Applying Outcomes Evaluation to Library Services for Children. Assessment in a Medium-Sized Academic Library: A Success Story. Using Needs Assessment to Develop Research and Grant Support Services. The Relationship between Collection Strength and Student Achievement. Learning Outcomes Assessment via Electronic Portfolios. Evaluating Teaching in Online Programs: Comparing Faculty Self-Assessment and Student Opinion. Author Index. Subject Index. Advances in Librarianship: Contexts for Assessment and Outcome Evaluation in Librarianship. Editorial Advisory Board. Advances in Librarianship: Contexts for Assessment and Outcome Evaluation in Librarianship. Copyright page.

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