ACRL Workshop: "Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action"

Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

Bring the one-day workshop, “Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action,” to your campus, chapter, or consortia. The workshop is led by one or two expert presenters at locations across the country upon request.

Description

Libraries in higher education are increasingly required to demonstrate their value and document their contributions to overall institutional effectiveness. The Standards for Libraries in Higher Education is a framework for library planning and assessment that can be used for a variety of circumstances including annual planning, program review, and accreditation self-study. Through presentation, discussion, and group activities, learn how to use the Standards to communicate your library’s impact.

Learning Outcomes

Workshop participants will be able to. . .

  • Establish the library and institutional contexts to effectively engage in planning, self-study, accreditation, or program review processes.
  • Use the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and other foundational documents as a framework to develop benchmarks, evaluate quality and performance, and demonstrate value to the institutional mission.
  • Evaluate various metrics and assessment tools to select the best approach for a given situation.
  • Examine the role of leadership in building a culture of evidence to engage all librarians and staff members in effective decision-making.

Sample Schedule

8:30-11:30 a.m. The Standards as a Foundation for Assessment

Moving Assessment from Theory into Practice - A Planning and Assessment Cycle Approach

What is Evidence?

11:30a.m.-1:00p.m.

Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. Designing Assessments that Demonstrate Mission, Value, and Contribution
2:00-3:30 p.m. Metrics and Benchmarking
3:30-4:30 p.m. Leadership and Organizational Change

Presenters

Expert presenters include:

Andrea FalconeAndrea Falcone, MLS, MA, is the Head of Education & Outreach Services at the University of Colorado Denver. Falcone leads a dynamic instruction program that offers one-time, course-integrated instruction to various programs and groups on a campus with three institutions. She encourages library faculty to be experimental in designing their curriculum and to conduct assessments with the intent of continuous improvement. She is the Editor of the Beta Phi Mu Scholars Series published by Rowman & Littlefield and is the column editor for "Perspectives on Public Services," which appears in International Information & Library Review.
 

Debra GilchristDebra Gilchrist, Ph.D., is Vice President for Learning and Student Success at Pierce College. In addition to academic and student affairs, Gilchrist leads efforts focused on regional accreditation and achievement of institutional outcomes at Pierce College, a community college in Lakewood, Washington. Prior to this position, she served as Dean of Libraries and Institutional Effectiveness at Pierce, and Instruction Librarian at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She has published and presented at numerous conferences and campuses on outcomes assessment as a tool for change, demonstrating the contributions of academic libraries through assessment of both learning and program impact and quality. She served as co-designer with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe on two recent ACRL projects - the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education workshops and the Assessment in Action (AiA) program - developing the curriculum and facilitating workshops for both initiatives. She was an inaugural member of the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program, serving on the faculty from 1998-2016, and in 2007 was honored with the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the leadership role of academic librarians to influence instructional change.
 

Lisa Janicke HinchliffeLisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as an affiliate faculty member in the university's School of Information Sciences. Along with Debra Gilchrist, Lisa was the lead designer for ACRL's training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and the IMLS-funded Assessment in Action (AiA) program and is the current coordinator of the Standards workshop presenter team. For more information about Lisa, see http://lisahinchliffe.com.
 

Rhonda HuismanRhonda Huisman, MAE, MISLT is Director of Library Services at Marian University's Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Memorial Library, where she oversees strategic planning, library instruction, collections, and space as well as staffing, professional development, and outreach. Rhonda has researched faculty-librarian collaborations, information literacy, and the first-year experience, but her primary focus has been on collaborating with K-12 librarians, community colleges, and four-year institutions to research college-readiness initiatives. Recent publications and presentations at ALA, ACRL, LOEX, and the IUPUI Assessment Institute covered high-impact education practices, faculty-centered workshops, and communities of practice. She is an active member of several local and consortia boards, and has served on many ACRL committees including Chair of the Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee. Learn more about Rhonda in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.
 

Sharon MaderSharon Mader, MLS, MS, Ed.D., is Dean Emeritus of the Library at the University of New Orleans. She served as the ACRL Visiting Program Officer for Information Literacy from February 2015 through January 2017, working to guide the launch and implementation of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, which included developing the online Framework Sandbox database and repository at sandbox.acrl.org. She has worked at a variety of public and private academic libraries, including the University of Illinois Health Sciences, Lake Forst College, DePaul University, and the University of Memphis. Her teaching background includes service a a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia and as a founding faculty member of the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion program. As a campus leader, she participated in institutional effectiveness and accreditation initiatives at several universities and served on accreditation teams for SACS and for higher education degree programs offered by multiple academic institutions on Air Force bases around the country. Her professional activities include leadership roles in state, national, and international library associations, including the ACRL Instruction Section and as chair of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Information Literacy Section.
 

Lisa StillwellLisa Stillwell, MLIS, is Research and Instruction Librarian at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, where she serves as liaison to Africana Studies, English, Sociology, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her campus involvement ranges from serving on the General Education Advisory Committee to the Faculty & Staff First Generation Student Allies Group. She is an active member of ACRL, and served on the task force that created the 2011 Standards for Libraries in Higher Education. Beyond Franklin & Marshall and ACRL, Stillwell is engaged in social justice organizations in her community.

Host Deliverables/Responsibilities

  • Reservation of meeting space and audio-visual equipment, and printing of workshop handouts and materials, per the requirements provided by ACRL.
  • On-site instructional technology and AV support as needed.
  • Reservation of lodging and ensure presenter(s) are given clear understanding of satisfactory ground transportation options.
  • Communicate regularly with presenter(s) regarding program and logistics.
  • Catering for workshop participants and presenters, including refreshment breaks and/or meal services (e.g., breakfast, lunch) as appropriate.
  • Volunteer staff as needed (e.g., general oversight, check-in assistants).
  • Management of registration process, if any.
  • Compilation of attendee roster with complete contact information and registration list.
  • Participant and presenter name badges.

ACRL Deliverables/Responsibilities

  • One full-day workshop at the Host’s site.
  • Expert presenter(s) to teach the workshop. ACRL will cover the expenses for presenter honorarium; presenter travel expenses will be invoiced to the hosts. 
  • Delivery of workshop handouts prior to workshop date.
  • Evaluation design and compilation for overall workshop. ACRL will provide a final evaluation summary report.

How to bring the workshop to your campus or region

Please contact ACRL Program Coordinator Chase Ollis at collis(a)ala.org or 800/545-2433 ext. 2521, to discuss dates and locations, pricing, and for complete workshop details. Hosts may choose to recover their costs through registration fees.