ACRL to offer two workshops in Philadelphia

Contact: Margot Sutton Conahan


For Immediate Release

September 2002

ACRL to offer two workshops in Philadelphia

Mark your calendars! The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will offer two workshops in Philadelphia prior to the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting on Friday, January 24, 2003.

  • Creating a Continuous Assessment Environment in Academic Libraries

    During this full-day session, work through the Standards for College Libraries (2000 edition) using the instrument "Standards and Assessment for Academic Libraries: A Workbook." Learn about the new concepts of the Standards, discover how the individual sections of the Standards are part of overall institution and library planning, and find out how to incorporate performance indicators and outcomes assessment measures to assess the impact of librarians and libraries on student learning. The workbook provides practical information throughout with checklists, forms, examples, and library assessment tools and techniques. Speakers: Bob Fernekes, information services librarian, Georgia Southern University; Bill Nelson, professor and library director, Augusta State University
  • Behaviors that Burden the Workplace

    Learn how to identify and change behaviors that can undermine the success of your library (and your personal career goals), as measured by the financial and organizational support the library receives within your institution or greater community. Written exercises and small discussion will help you see the actions of yourself and your colleagues, your library's strategic plan, and the culture of your library with fresh eyes. These behaviors and policies can feel like the right things to the library staff but drive customers crazy and are not necessary for accurate, efficient and effective service. Speaker: Pat Wagner, Pattern Research

Registration will open in October 2002. Watch, or check the October issue of
American Libraries magazine for more information. Questions? Contact 800-545-2433, ext. 2523;

ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic librarians. ACRL's 11,000 members are comprised of individuals from a wide range of academic institutions, publishers and vendors who sell in the academic marketplace. ACRL enhances the effectiveness of academic and research librarians to advance learning, teaching and research in higher education. More information about ACRL's programs and services can be located on the
ACRL Web site. ACRL is a division of ALA.