Assessment and Research Committee

Charge

The Assessment and Research Committee serves as the research arm for LITA and communicates information and analyses to the Board, the membership, and the general public. ARC also provides consulting on data collection and assessment to other LITA committees and task forces. Such services may include help with survey design, choices related to assessment instruments, selection of metrics, etc.

Roster

Holbrook H. Sample (Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017)
Dr. Ashley Ruth Lierman (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017)
Lee Burchfield (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Laura Costello (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Lynne E. Edgar (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Christina Mae Geuther (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Isabel Gonzalez-Smith (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Mr. Scott Hanrath (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Dr. Ashley Ruth Lierman (Member, July 1, 2016, to July 2, 2016)
Ms. Lisa Hanson O'Hara (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Ronald A. Peterson (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Tim Ream (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mrs. Tiffany Chantal Williams (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Christopher Lawton (Board Liaison, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017)
Mark A. Beatty (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2020)
Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, August 1, 2015, to June 30, 2020)

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Composition

The Assessment and Research Committee typically consists of about 10 members, appointed from the membership. Committee members serve 2-year terms and are led by the committee chair.

About this Committee

Deliverables

  • Assisting other LITA groups with special assessment and research projects (recent projects have included a membership analysis, a review of open access funding models for our journal, and analyzing social media statistics)
  • Developing surveys for the LITA membership or reviewing surveys developed by other LITA entities

Expected Time Commitment

  • Holds 1-3 virtual meetings and no face-to-face meetings each year
  • Group members work an average of 5 hours per month
  • May is the busiest month

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Survey methodologies, assessment strategies, literature researching
  • Experience collecting, managing, and visualizing data
  • Data visualization and storytelling
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience constructing effective surveys and other assessment tools

 

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