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Library Value: Conceptualizing, Capturing & Communicating Impact

Monday, July 1, 2013 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm

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Intended for librarians engaging an academic library value project, initiative, or research agenda, this half-day workshop will include mini-lectures, discussion, and hands-on activities to engage participants in answering four questions:

  • What is academic library value, when viewed through an institutional lens?
  • What library services, expertise, and resources have institutional value on your campus?
  • How can you capture evidence of that value?
  • What can you do with evidence of value once you have it? What decisions can you make? What actions can you take?

Megan Oakleaf, associate professor in the iSchool at Syracuse University, will lead this half-day event.  Oakleaf is the author of The Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report (PDF) and has earned recognition and awards for articles published in top library and information science journals, including College and Research Libraries, portal: Libraries and the Academy, Reference and User Services Quarterly, and Journal of Documentation. Her research areas include outcomes assessment, evidence-based decision making, information literacy instruction, and academic library impact and value.

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Library Value: Conceptualizing, Capturing & Communicating Impact 
Monday, July 1, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
McCormick Place Convention Center, Room N-140
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Fee: $80


Monday, July 1, 2013
9:00 am – 12:00 pm


McCormick Place Convention Center (Room N-140)
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616