Assessment and evaluation are important, and necessary, for academic libraries. Through assessment, librarians can learn what works, what does not work, what can be improved, how something can be improved, and why things are occurring. However, the practice of assessment and evaluation can be troublesome.

In this interactive and informative session, we will share strategies for assessment and evaluation including how to develop an assessment plan, how to collect data, and how to create a feedback loop so that the data is used.

Attendees will leave this session with a clear idea of how to start an assessment plan at their institution.

As a result of this program:
• Attendees will be able to develop an assessment plan
• Attendees will be able to describe how to collect data
• Attendees will be able to create a feedback loop for their assessment plan


Original broadcast May 2, 2019

Biography ~ Lauren Hays

Lauren Hays is the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. Currently, she is in a doctoral program and expects to graduate in May 2018. Additionally, she is co-editing a book on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) for academic librarians.
She is passionate about teaching and learning and desires to help librarians develop in their instructor/facilitator skills. More specifically, her professional interests include teaching, SoTL, information literacy, educational technology, Library and Information Science education, teacher identity, and faculty development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.