LLAMA webinar examines differences between assessment and evaluation

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/09/2014

Contact:

Fred Reuland

Program Officer

Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)

312-280-5032

freuland@ala.org

CHICAGO The terms assessment and evaluation are sometimes used interchangeably, but they have distinct meanings and purposes.  The Library Leadership and Management Association’s Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation Section (LLAMA-MAES) will present “What is Assessment?” from 1:30 - 3 p.m. CT, on Wednesday, Oct. 1. 

This webinar will present a panel of assessment experts responding to questions crafted to distinguish how assessment differs from evaluation. The webinar is an extension of research conducted by Consuello Askew and Eileen Theodore-Shusta appearing in Library Leadership & Management (November 2013) concerning how librarians learn assessment.

By the end of this webinar participants will:

  • differentiate/distinguish between the terms assessment and evaluation;
  • understand how assessment can be applied in libraries beyond Information Literacy;
  • distinguish when assessment or evaluation is needed.

Presenters:

Steve Hiller, director of assessment, University of Washington Library; and Dr. Danuta Nitecki, dean of libraries, Drexel University.

Fees:
LLAMA member: $49
Non-LLAMA member $59
LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199
Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.