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?”, on Wed., Oct. 1, at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time).
This webinar will present a panel of assessment experts responding to scripted questions crafted to distinguish how assessment differs from evaluation. The webinar is an extension of research conducted by Consuella 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.
Steve Hiller, Director of Assessment, University of Washington Library; and Dr. Danuta Nitecki, Dean of Libraries, Drexel University.