Category Archives: Assessment

Tackling Data in Libraries: Opportunities and Challenges in Serving User Communities

Submit proposals at www.iolug.org

Deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019

Submissions are invited for the IOLUG Spring 2019 Conference, to be held May 10th in Indianapolis, IN. Submissions are welcomed from all types of libraries and on topics related to the theme of data in libraries.

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Libraries and librarians work with data every day, with a variety of applications – circulation, gate counts, reference questions, and so on. The mass collection of user data has made headlines many times in the past few years. Analytics and privacy have, understandably, become important issues both globally and locally. In addition to being aware of the data ecosystem in which we work, libraries can play a pivotal role in educating user communities about data and all of its implications, both favorable and unfavorable.

The Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals on topics related to data in libraries, including but not limited to:  

·         Using tools/resources to find and leverage data to solve problems and expand knowledge,

·         Data policies and procedures,

·         Harvesting, organizing, and presenting data,

·         Data-driven decision making,

·         Learning analytics,

·         Metadata/linked data,

·         Data in collection development,

·         Using data to measure outcomes, not just uses,

·         Using data to better reach and serve your communities,

·         Libraries as data collectors,

·         Big data in libraries,

·         Privacy,

·         Social justice/Community Engagement,

·         Algorithms,

·         Storytelling, and

·         Libraries as positive stewards of user data.

The Conference Planning Committee encourages presentations that are practical, hands-on, and include take-awayable tools, techniques, and/or strategies that librarians, library staff, and information professionals can implement to improve their resources and services for patrons, students, faculty, etc.

We are especially interested in hearing from presenters who would like to lead a longer workshop around the conference theme. Workshops could cover multiple session times and have use of the on-site computer lab, if desired.

Presentations will be reviewed and selected by the Conference Planning Committee.

IOLUG is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for individuals to share and learn about current trends in libraries and technology to inspire innovation. IOLUG strives to:

·         Foster an environment for individuals to network and grow professionally in the area of Librarianship,

·         Provide opportunities for members to share current technology trends in libraries, and

·         Provide continuing education opportunities on current technologies that impact libraries.

Submit proposals at www.iolug.org

Sean Socha, MA, MLIS

Electronic Resources Librarian

Blackmore Library
614-236-6993

ssocha@capital.edu

Capital University
1 College and Main
Columbus, Ohio 43209

www.capital.edu/library

ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group

The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group seeks speakers to present at its meeting at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, WA, January 26, 2019, 1:00-2:30 pm in the Madison Ballroom of the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.

The Catalog Management Interest Group discusses the various issues involved in
cataloging, classification, authority control, and metadata application after
the initial cataloging has been performed, including its impact on discovery.
It provides a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new
developments, and problems with managing the data integrity of library
catalogs and related discovery tools.

Presentation topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

*       Digitizing special collections
— in-house digitized materials into vendors e-book platforms or
broader
— providing or improving access to digitized collections
*       Processes of updating existing records to reflect digital versions
*       Transforming existing records for use in a digital repository type of
environment
*       Customizing collections to enhance customer experience
*       ILS audit and assessment
*       Tricks for managing data
*       Training tips and tools
*       Library data curation/analysis
*       Power of library data and linked data success stories

Please email proposals by November 26, 2018, to the Co-Chairs, Vesselina
Stoytcheva at Vesselina.Stoytcheva@occ.treas.gov and Jeanette Sewell at
jeanette.sewell@rice.edu. In your proposal, please include the following:

*       Presentation title
*       Abstract: 150-300 words
*       Amount of time needed to make the presentation
*       Name(s) and position(s) of presenter(s)
*       Email address(es) of presenter(s)

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jeanette Sewell, Co-Chair
Vesselina Stoytcheva, Co-Chair
Dan Tam Do, Vice Co-Chair
Marina Morgan, Vice Co-Chair

OK-ACRL

OK-ACRL is now accepting proposals for posters and presentations for this year’s conference.

We have two great keynote speakers:

·       Dr. Stephanie Mikitish (Rutgers University) will discuss the use of the literature analysis dashboard and essential areas to research.

·       Dr. Lili Luo (San Jose State University) will focus on evidence-based library and information practice.

Presentations:

As our speakers set the scene, we ask you, our fellow librarians, to share your ideas on evidence-based library practice, as well as current research in which your library or librarians are involved.  Presentations should be 45 minutes in length. 15 additional minutes will be allotted for questions after the presentation.  Presenters receive free registration.

Posters (New as well as Recycled):

All new poster ideas are, of course, welcome, but we are also accepting posters that you may have already presented at regional or national conferences in the past year.  We know you put a lot of hard work into your posters, so please share them with the rest of OK-ACRL.  Poster presenters receive a $15 discount on registration.

Posters will be displayed in a come-and-go area for the duration of the conference. Easels for posters will be provided by OK-ACRL.

Please submit your proposals by September 14th, 2018.

https://goo.gl/forms/qRycxPWLsAzOCp7P2

Game-based Assessment Revisited

Performance Measurement and Metrics (PMM)

Performance Measurement and Metrics (PMM) is a leading double-blind refereed, international journal, charting new qualitative and quantitative developments and techniques for measurement and metrics in information environments.

The journal is concerned with planning and development in libraries and the organizations of which they are part.  We invite authors to submit their original research papers related (but not limited) to the following topics:

  • Measurement, assessment and evaluation in libraries and other information environments
  • Uses of StatsQual, IT metrics, and informetrics to measure and then inform the management of libraries
  • Library and Information service value
  • The library’s role in the measurement of learning and in organisational accreditation
  • The impact and value of using social media in information services.
  • Infonomics
  • The value and impact of information/content/learning objects in education
  • The measurement and assessment of learning
  • Performance measurement and management in higher education, museums and archives
  • The use of ‘business’ and web analytics

Issue submissions should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer-review system.  Registration and access is available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pmm.

Submissions are accepted anytime.

Editor-in-Chief

Alice L. Daugherty

The University of Alabama

padaugherty@ua.edu

 

This journal is abstracted and indexed by:

  • BFI (Denmark)
  • Current Abstracts;
  • Education Full Text;
  • INSPEC;
  • Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts;
  • Library Literature and Information Science Full Text;
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega;
  • OmniFile Full Text Select;
  • Scopus;
  • zetoc

EdMedia + Innovate Learning

June 25-29, 2018

Amsterdam

For more information go to https://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/call/

Submissions due Jan. 30, 2018

 

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, the premier international conference in the field since 1987, spans all disciplines and levels of education attracting researchers and practitioners in the field from 70+ countries.

This annual conference offers a forum for the discussion and exchange of research, development, and applications on all topics related to Innovation and Education.

EdMedia + Innovate Learning is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Co-sponsored by the:

Topics:

The following nine themes codify the vision and goals of EdMedia + Innovate Learning for advancement and innovation in:

Advanced Technologies for Learning and Teaching

Assessment and Research

Educational Reform, Policy, and Innovation

Evaluation and Quality Improvement Advances

Global Networks, Partnerships, and Exchanges

Innovative Approaches to Learning and Learning Environments

Open Education

Technologies for Socially Responsive Learning

Virtual and Distance Education

Who Attends?

Anyone can attend and/or submit proposals to present at conference. The  conference is designed to engage:

Educators in ALL disciplines

Researchers

Educational administrators

Teachers

Curriculum developers

Technology & education companies

Anyone with an interest in educational media

and technology

 

Wrangling Library Data: Analytics, Dashboards, and Spreadsheets

We want you! Interested in Presenting at our February Online Conference?

Whether you work in public, technical or IT services, more data is available to librarians now than ever before. We get circulation data from our ILS and other third-party vendors, demographic information from our communities, bibliographic data from MARC records and other utilities, budget data, survey data, collection data, website analytics, in-house use data, help desk data and more. We now have access to the tools and storage to manipulate these data streams to learn more about our communities, collections, and services. We’re no longer confined to working with data from a single source, but are able to take data from multiple sources, connect them to each other, and discover more about ourselves and our patrons.

How are you handling your data? Where does it come from? How do you normalize and manipulate data that come from multiple sources? What options do you now have for displaying the results? What have you discovered that you didn’t know before? What types of tools do you use? Spreadsheets, open source software, or commercial programs? Have you created macros or written code yourselves?

In our Thursday, February 22, 2018 online conference, we’d like to explore what you are doing with your data. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online; we’re happy to help and support you.

Tabatha Farney, author of Using Digital Analytics for Smart Assessment (ALA Editions, 2018), is our keynote speaker. As the Director of Web Services and Emerging Technologies for the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Tabatha brings her experience using and writing about different types of analytics to our discussion.

If you have any questions about the conference topic or presenting at an online conference, contact Christine Peterson, Continuing Education Librarian at peterson@amigos.org or 800-843-8482, ext. 2891.

 

Submit your proposal here.  Deadline for submission is December 8, 2017.

 

 

ACRL/CLS CLIPP (College Library Information on Policy and Practice)

The ACRL/CLS CLIPP (College Library Information on Policy and Practice) Committee invites you to submit a preliminary proposal for its CLIPP publication series. We welcome proposals on any topic that is relevant for small and mid-sized academic libraries. The CLIPP series allows library staff to share information on practices and procedures they have implemented to address common issues or concerns. Each CLIPP follows a set structure of three parts (literature review, survey results, and sample documents), and should both describe library best practices and provide useful, specific examples that libraries can refer to when developing similar policies and procedures of their own.

Authors of a CLIPP publication are aided throughout by the CLIPP Committee and an assigned editor. CLIPP authors receive 10% of the royalties on the net revenues from their publication. For your reference, please find author instructions and more information about the CLIPP program at http://bit.ly/2bjTTDP.

CLIPP proposals are accepted throughout the year. The next Preliminary Proposal Deadline is December 15, 2017. The CLIPP Committee will send out notifications regarding this round of submissions by January 17, 2018.

For questions or to submit a proposal, please contact:

Mary Francis

CLIPP Committee Chair

Email: mary.francis@dsu.edu

Empirical Librarians 2018

Knoxville, TN

 

Do you support faculty researchers or graduate student researchers?

Or, do you do your own research?

Then we have a conference for you!

Please join us for the 4th Empirical Librarians conference, EmpLibs18. EmpLibs18 is a mini-conference on librarians and research, and will be held on February 16,  2018, at the University of Tennessee Conference Center in Knoxville, TN.

We seek presentation proposals from librarians, library professionals, and LIS students on our two conference topic tracks:

(1) supporting original research, through faculty and graduate outreach, scholarly communications, etc.; and

(2) doing research in libraries.

All proposals will be subject to double-blind peer review.

We are particularly interested in hearing practical ideas for researcher support and concrete discussions of methods for librarian research. Our experience is that the more we learn about doing research the better we are at supporting research, and vice versa. For that reason this conference brings together librarians who are researchers with librarians who support researchers, in order to share all manner of knowledge about research! 

This would be a great forum for presenters to revisit an already-presented project but focus on the “how to” of techniques you used instead of the findings.

Please submit proposals for concurrent sessions, panels, and/or lightning talks at  http://www.library.ncat.edu/elprop by November 30, 2017.

 Empirical Librarians is a small conference focused on librarians doing research and librarians supporting researchers. EmpLibs18 will be a one-day conference with a half-day preconference. The conference will be held at the University of Tennessee Conference Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Friday, February 16th, 2018, from 9:00am to 4:30pm. An optional writers’ preconference will be included for interested librarians on Thursday afternoon from 1-5pm. Empirical Librarians is co-sponsored by the UT University Libraries and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) library.

For questions or more information, please contact Nina Exner at ninae@ncat.edu. Thanks!

Methods for Analyzing and Leveraging Online Learning Data

Call for Chapters

Please Visit: https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2515 

Hello, all:

I am editing a book titled “Methods for Analyzing and Leveraging Online Learning Data.”  I am interested in data from MOOCs, LMSes, online training platforms, mobile learning platforms, education-applied social media platforms, and so on.

https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2515

Would any of you have chapter proposals or possible draft works?  Finalized chapters would be due Nov. 30, 2017.

Sincerely,

Dr. Shalin Hai-Jew

Kansas State University

 

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