Let the data talk: Communicating assessment results to stakeholders

LLAMA MAES is soliciting proposals for presenters to participate in the ALA Annual program, “Let the data talk: Communicating assessment results to stakeholders.”  

Mark H. Hansen, Professor of Statistics, UCLA, (http://www.stat.ucla.edu/~cocteau/) will provide an overview and discuss the importance and impact of data visualization to communicate a compelling message.

Following his keynote, presenters will discuss how they have effectively used data visualization to tell the library’s story to various stakeholders. Presentations should be 8-10 minutes.

Please address the following questions in a proposal narrative of no longer than 250 words.
  • Who was your audience?
  • Why did you choose the specific data visualization tool?
  • How was the data visualization implemented?
  • What were the results and how were they evaluated?
  • Would you recommend this tool to other libraries?
Presentations will be judged on how well they demonstrate visualizations and how they can be used effectively across various institutions. Please provide examples of the visualization or links to your visualization project in the proposal.

Deadline for proposals is March 15, 2012. Proposals should be submitted electronically to Marianne Ryan, Associate University Librarian for Public Services, Northwestern University, at marianne-ryan@northwestern.edu

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