For immediate release | September 9, 2014

LLAMA webinar examines differences between assessment and evaluation

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.


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


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:

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.

About the Library Leadership and Management Association

The Library Leadership and Management Association ( 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.


Fred Reuland

Program Officer

Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)