Competencies and Methods Committee

Community of Practice: Assessment

Charge: To cultivate and expand knowledge of assessment competencies and methods.

Roster

Robin L. Ewing (Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mrs. Stacey DiFazio (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Nancy E. Fawley (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Heidi Gauder (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Christina R. Hillman (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Brian K. Lym (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Barbara J. Mann (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Stefanie Metko (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Michelle V. Ornat (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mallory Sajewski (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Donna B. Smith (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mr. Geoffrey D. Swindells (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Felicia P. Wilson (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)

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Our Work

Deliverables:

  • Programming on the topics of assessment methods and competencies (e.g., conference program at the Annual Conference, preconference workshop, webinars, publishing in LL&M or in other LLAMA communication vehicles). Programming will be for experienced assessment library personnel as well as those new to assessment.
  • Networking with groups of colleagues in other divisions who share interest in the development of assessment skills such as PLA, ACRL, etc.

Expected time commitment:

  • Approx. 1-2 hours per month for conference calls, program development, and program/social attendance if individually desired at the Midwinter Meeting or the Annual Conference.

Desired skills, knowledge, experience:

  • Engagement with exploring assessment methods
  • Any amount of program development experience from novice to expert
  • Interest in engaging with colleagues/networking

Staff contact and roles:

  • Kerry Ward, kward@ala.org, 800-5454-2433, ext. 5036. Overall management, committee charges/appointments, budget requests, etc.
  • Fred Reuland, freuland@ala.org, 800-545-2433, ext. 5032. Webinar production, program planning and scheduling, conference support, etc.

Resources available:

  • Ongoing consultation with the leader of the Assessment Community of Practice leader: Consuella Askew, 2017-2018 membership cycle, and others active within LLAMA’s Assessment Community
  • Leadership and coordination of LLAMA’s engagement in assessment topics
  • Access to funding upon request and review
  • Virtual meeting support