Assessment Practices and Metrics in the 21st Century: A 2019 NISO Training Series

Friday, October 25 - Friday, December 20, 2019, 11:30am – 1:00pm (Eastern, US & Canada)

Course Moderator: Dr. Martha Kyrillidou, CEO, QualityMetrics, LLC. 

Assessment must be an element of the process by which libraries move forward in transforming their spaces, their services, and their collections. The 2019 NISIO Training Series will focus on those transformations and the complexities in bringing them to fruition. Eight leading professionals present specific case studies focusing on assessment as applied to the following four areas:

·      Space

·      Collections

·      Services

·      Strategic Innovation


The course will feature speakers in a variety of roles and from a variety of institutions so that the discussions will address the needs of a spectrum of practitioners. The Q&A segment will encourage attendee thinking about emerging needs associated with the topics presented.

As a bonus, registration for this eight-week series includes access to the archived recordings from the 2018 Training Series on Assessment Practices and Metrics in the 21st Century. That initial webinar series addressed the basics -- the practical processes -- of assessment.

Confirmed guest lecturers in 2019 include:

·      October 25 - Elliot Felix, Founder & CEO, Brightspot Strategy on Transforming Libraries;

·      November 1 - Pedro Reynoso, Outreach & Instruction Librarian, Chabot College on Space and Building Our Future;

·      November 8 - Galadriel Chilton, Ivy Plus Libraries, Director of Collections InitiativesLibrary Administrative Services, Yale University on Collaborative Collections;

·      November 15 - Trevor Dawes, University Librarian, and Erin Daix, Librarian and Director of Assessment, both of the University of Delaware on Reinventing Services;

·      November 22 - Joe Zucca, Associate University Librarian for Library Technology Services, University of Pennsylvania on Technology & Systems;

·      December 6 - Heidi Nance, Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives, Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation on Demystifying Resource Sharing;

·      December 13 - Lisa Hinchliffe, Professor, Information Sciences and Professor / Coordinator Information Literacy Services, University of Illinois on Teaching Assessment;

·      December 20 - Clara Chu, Affiliate Professor, School of Information Sciences, and Merinda K. Hensley, Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian, both of the University of Illinois on Strategic Assessment.

This eight week series will be held on consecutive Fridays between October 25 and December 20. Each session will run between 60 and 90 minutes in length, allowing for attendee participation and engagement with speakers. Further details, including costs and registration fees, may be found on the NISO event page.


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NOTE: A single paid registration for this professional development event allows the institution to gather staff as a group to listen to thought leaders in this area.  Each session is recorded so that those unable to attend a live broadcast may listen in at their own convenience.

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