Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CFP: CARLDIG-S 2016 Fall Program: “Telling Our Stories with Assessment: From Nuance to Hard Data” (Los Angeles, California - December 2016)


CARLDIG-South is hosting its annual fall program at the University of Southern California’s Doheny Memorial Library Friday, December 2, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Titled “Telling Our Stories with Assessment: From Nuance to Hard Data,” this program will offer an opportunity for reference librarians to highlight and share their innovative engagement with assessing reference services at their libraries, whether through formal quantitative assessment, or an alternative approach to telling the library’s story. The deadline to submit a proposal is September 23, 2016.

Assessment of reference services is an essential part of demonstrating value and ensuring the needs of our library users are being met. How is your library assessing reference services? How are you taking what you have learned through assessment and communicating it with your stakeholders or the profession at large? Has your assessment work impacted or facilitated meaningful change? Tell us about it!

While these are some of the questions we have been asking, we know you have been hard at work on assessment projects that tackle this topic from unique angles we have not thought of, and we would love to hear from you!

Some Suggested Topics to Get You Thinking:

  *   Applications/case studies for innovative qualitative assessment models
  *   Applications/case studies for innovative quantitative assessment models
  *   Assessing the “je ne sais quoi” of reference: customer service, reference interviews, etc.
  *   Alternative forms of assessment, such as collaboration with faculty
  *   Interactive assessments to support formative assessment practices

You are by no means limited to these suggestions!

The selection committee invites proposals for the following formats relevant to the theme of reference assessment:

  1.  Feature Presentation (20 minutes plus five minutes for questions)
  2.  Poster Session (30 minutes)

Feature presenters will also have the option to participate in a moderated panel discussion, and will have access to an Internet-equipped computer and a projector.

Brief Guidelines for Proposals:

  *   Please submit your proposal online HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10E-odaeadCeM-h6rmzsD7pRXZyRDj6z3zj7QkCsHeng/viewform?edit_requested=true
  *   Proposals should be no longer than 500 words
  *   Deadline to submit is September 23, 2016
  *   Accepted presentations will be confirmed by October 3, 2016

For more information, please visit CARLDIG-S website at: http://www.carl-acrl.org/ig/carldigs or contact 2016 CARLDIG-S chair, Madelynn Dickerson at madelynn_dickerson@cuc.claremont.edu