Assessing and Communicating Library Contributions to
Student Learning and Success
Thursday, May 25 at Palm Beach Atlantic University
Higher education institutions of all types are facing intensified attention to assessment and accountability issues. Academic libraries are increasingly connecting with colleagues and campus stakeholders to design and implement assessment that documents their contributions to institutional priorities.
In this full-day workshop on strategic and sustainable assessment, participants will identify institutional priorities and campus partners, design an assessment project grounded in action research, and prepare a plan for communicating the project results. This workshop is based on the highly successful ACRL Assessment in Action program curriculum.
Karen Brown is a professor at Dominican University (River Forest, Illinois) in the School of Information Studies and teaches in the areas of assessment, collection management, foundations of the profession, and literacy and learning. She is the recipient of the University’s 2002 Follett Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2005 Library Administration and Management Association’s Outstanding Researchers Award. She has held positions focusing on collection development, reference, and instruction at the University of Wisconsin, University of Maryland, Columbia University, and Bard College. She holds a PhD in media studies from New York University and master’s degrees in library science and adult education from the University of Wisconsin.
Brandy Whitlock Professor Brandy Whitlock is the Instruction Librarian at Anne Arundel Community College, located near Annapolis, Maryland. In addition to her MLIS, she holds her BS in accounting, MA in English, and MFA in creative writing. She's taught a variety of classes and workshops, including student success courses, composition courses, creative writing workshops, information literacy courses at both AACC and at University of Maryland University College, and library instruction one-shots in every nearly every academic discipline. She's developed workshops and presented on information literacy assessment topics at local, national, and international venues, like ACRL, IFLA, LIW, LOEX, and WILU.
For more information please see the complete workshop description here