ACRL Workshop: Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success

Date(s) - 09/19/2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

TBLC Training Facility



Higher education institutions of all types are facing intensified attention to assessment and accountability issues. Academic libraries are increasingly connecting with colleagues and campus stakeholders to design and implement assessment that documents their contributions to institutional priorities. In this day-long workshop on strategic and sustainable assessment, participants will identify institutional priorities and campus partners, design an assessment project grounded in action research, and prepare a plan for communicating the project results. This workshop is based on the highly successful ACRL Assessment in Action program curriculum.

Workshop participants will be able to:

  • Apply action research as a means to designing robust assessment plans, practices, and processes.
  • Implement assessment practices that document the impact of libraries on student learning, academic programs and activities, and institutional initiatives.
  • Collaborate with key campus partners to plan and conduct assessment that aligns library outcomes with institutional initiatives, priorities, and assessment activities.
  • Use the results of assessment and action research to foster support for library contributions to student learning and success.

Biography ~ M. Sara Lowe
M. Sara Lowe is Associate Librarian and Educational Services Librarian at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Prior to that, she was Assessment Librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library. Sara has over 10 years of experience with assessment and instruction in academic libraries and was in the first cohort of the IMLS-funded Assessment in Action project


Registrations are closed for this event.