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Using LibQUAL+® and Other Evidence for Assessment, Evaluation, Resource Planning—ARL and CARL to Offer Workshop at EBLIP 7

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ARL and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) will sponsor a workshop on using evidence for assessment and evaluation as part of the Seventh International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference (EBLIP 7) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. This preconference session will be held on Monday, July 15, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

UPDATE: This workshop has been cancelled.

ARL and CARL have worked over the years to strengthen the ways libraries describe and evaluate their services and operations. This workshop will focus on a number of key efforts, such as the annual ARL and CARL statistics and the LibQUAL+ service-quality assessment survey. LibQUAL+ was implemented across Canada in 2013, with 47 libraries collecting data from over 67,000 respondents. Workshop attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how these tools can be used to justify budgets, evaluate service delivery, and help libraries strategically align their investments with rapidly transforming user needs.

The workshop will be led by Linda Bedwell, LibQUAL+ Canada 2013 coordinator and user experience and assessment librarian at Dalhousie University; Martha Kyrillidou, senior director of statistics and service quality programs at ARL; and Katherine McColgan, program and administrative officer at CARL and coordinator of the Statistical Survey of Canadian University Libraries. Attendees are encouraged to also attend the EBLIP 7 Conference, for which separate registration is required. All LibQUAL+ Canada participants and others interested in assessment are invited to join and engage.

Event Details

Date: Monday, July 15, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: University of Saskatchewan Murray Library, Collaborative Learning Lab
Fee: $75 (Canadian)

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is the leadership organization for Canada’s research library community. The Association’s members are the 28 largest Canadian university libraries as well as two major federal national libraries (Library and Archives Canada and the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information [CISTI]).  CARL strives to enhance the capacity of Canada’s research libraries to partner in research and higher education, seeking effective and sustainable scholarly communication and public policy encouraging of research and broad access to scholarly information. CARL is on the web at http://www.carl-abrc.ca/.