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NASIG 2017
Racing to the Crossroads
Indianapolis, IN, June 8 to 11

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Wednesday, June 7 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Preconference: Collections Assessment: Developing Sustainable Programs and Projects

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Making collections decisions within the constraints of tightening budgets and an ever-expanding universe of materials means that today’s libraries are constantly searching for more informed ways to manage resources. Demands for physical space, shifting information needs, and urgent financial considerations all compete for priority; and now more than ever, libraries are challenged to articulate the value of their diverse collections to their institutions, funding bodies, and state agencies. Ensuring that data-informed analysis directly links collections decisions to the priorities of the institution and its users is crucial to these efforts.


Whether you are new to collections assessment and analysis or are a long-time practitioner looking for new approaches, this hands-on workshop is for you. During the session, participants will get a broad overview of the current collections assessment landscape, including how to develop coherent, sustainable, and holistic evaluation strategies at their home institutions.


Specifically, the preconference session will: review commonly used data sources, techniques, and tools; examine the appropriate uses of qualitative and quantitative data; demonstrate how to map assessment goals to data sources and tools; and develop strategies for clearly communicating results of collections analysis to stakeholders. At the end of the workshop participants will leave with a project plan for an assessment project of their choosing.


Madeline Kelly

George Mason University

Genya O’Gara

George Mason University

Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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