2015 Canadian Library Assessment Workshop

October 14 – 16, 2015 – 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 15 & 16, 2015.  This workshop will be of interest to all academic and research libraries engaged in assessment.  The program is comprised of 2 to 3 hour workshop style sessions with topics such as:

  • Linking your assessment plan to the Library’s strategic plan
  • Data collection for decision making
  • Data visualization
  • Assessing the unbundling of the big deal

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

CLAW Program Committee

  • Liz Hayden (Chair), Assessment Librarian, University of Ottawa
  • Debbie Green, Reference Librarian, University of Toronto
  • Katherine McColgan, Manager, Administration and Programs, Canadian Association of Research
  • Libraries
  • France Paul, Directrice des services techniques, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Carisa Polischuk, Assessment Analyst, University of Saskatchewan
  • Dana Thomas, Evaluation and Assessment Librarian, Ryerson University
  • Consultant: Vivian Lewis, University Librarian, McMaster University