NISO is once again offering an eight week training series devoted to the topic of assessment practices and metrics for the twenty-first century library. The Fall 2019 series will specifically address assessment practices pertaining to library spaces, collections, services, and strategic innovations – a sequel to the introductory trainings offered in 2018. As an additional benefit, registration for this event includes access to the archived recordings from the 2018 Training Series on Assessment Practices and Metrics in the 21st Century. The early bird registration option expires on Friday, October 11, 2019.
Libraries are transforming lives and they are transforming their spaces, their services, their collections by becoming strategic partners in developing community-focused, social, cultural, and intellectual hubs. Specifically, we'll hear from eight leading professionals discuss the practical aspects of those transformations as they present specific case studies focusing on assessment as applied to these four areas:
- services, and
- strategic innovation.
As in 2018, our course moderator is the well-known industry expert, Dr. Martha Kyrillidou, CEO, QualityMetrics, LLC.
Confirmed guest lecturers in 2019 include among others:
- Elliot Felix, Founder & CEO, Brightspot Strategy
- Galadriel Chilton, Ivy Plus Libraries, Director of Collections Initiatives, Library Administrative Services, Yale University;
- Trevor Dawes, University Librarian, University of Delaware and Erin Daix, Librarian and Director of Assessment, University of Delaware
- Clara Chu, Affiliate Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois
- Pedro Reynoso, Outreach & Instruction Librarian, Chabot College
- Joe Zucca, Associate University Librarian for Library Technology Services, University of Pennsylvania
The series will run between Friday, October 25, 2019 and Friday, December 20, 2019. The series consists of eight (8) segments, one per week and each lasting approximately 60-90 minutes. Each segment will begin at 11:30am (Eastern, US. & Canada) and end no later than 1:00pm. (Note that the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend does not have a scheduled segment.)
The NISO event page has additional details and links to appropriate registration options.