2013 Canadian Library Assessment Workshop

October 17 – 18, 2013 – Toronto, Ontario

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is committed to supporting and developing outcomes-based measures to assist libraries in moving beyond inputs and outputs in order to better demonstrate library impact on research, teaching and learning. Through the delivery of assessment-related programming, information sharing, and support for relevant research, CARL supports members as they use outcomes-based evidence to establish the research library’s return on investment or other measures of its value.

It is with this strategic initiative in mind that CARL and Ryerson University invite you to participate in the Canadian Library Assessment Workshop (CLAW) which will take place in Toronto on October 17 & 18, 2013.  This workshop will be of interest to all academic and research libraries engaged in assessment.  The program includes:

  • Idea Generation Sessions led by leaders in the field of assessment covering topics such as assessing information literacy programs, assessing the impact of the library on research and communicating assessment
  • “Assessment 101,”  a facilitated half day session devoted to best practices and assessment basics
  • An overview of CARL statistics reporting
  • Contributed posters and a networking reception
  • Keynote speaker Myles Harrison, Marketing Strategist and Analyst, author of everyday analyticsblog

Participants will leave the workshop with tangible and practical ideas to take back to their libraries.  Registration is limited to 50.

CLAW Program Committee

Liz Hayden (Chair), Assessment Librarian, University of Ottawa
Linda Bedwell, User-Experience & Assessment Librarian, Dalhousie University
Chelsea Garside, Assessment and Statistics Analyst, University of Victoria
Vivian Lewis, Acting University Librarian, McMaster University
Katherine McColgan, Program and Administrative Officer, Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Dana Thomas, Evaluation & Assessment Librarian, Ryerson University