Presented by Mary O'Kelly September 28, 2016.
It’s easy to collect data about our libraries. It’s a lot harder to interpret the data in a way that tells a compelling story. At the 2015 Southeastern Library Assessment Conference presenter Mary O’Kelly shared exciting new data showing a statistically significant positive relationship between library instruction and student retention. This webinar will reveal a fourth year of data from this longitudinal study, including new analysis on persistence to graduation. But was does that really mean and how did we get here? This webinar will focus on a detailed, replicable process for not only collecting data but also using it to answer some pretty important questions about your library services. Mary O’Kelly -- who works at an academic library without a dedicated assessment librarian -- will share the process and methods used at GVSU, including tips on building a culture of assessment when assessment is distributed across multiple departments. The webinar will include time for Q&A and sharing your own assessment success stories.