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October 11, 2017

Leveraging Qualitative Research in the User-Centered Library

Boldly proclaiming that “the Library’s starting point will be from the perspective of users and audiences,” Trinity College Dublin Library’s strategic plan focuses on fostering user-centered approaches to service.  The plan recognizes that an evidence-based approach to understanding patrons’ needs through research is essential to effective service innovation. The library is also committed to promoting a user-centered library culture throughout the library. In support of these strategic goals, I recently delivered a workshop on qualitative research methods for those…
Past Event
March 14, 2016

Finding and Keeping an Audience in a Competitive Environment

A Workshop at UCLA

Registration is now open for “Finding and Keeping an Audience in a Competitive Environment.” The workshop will take place at the Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, on Monday, March 14 from 9:00 am to noon. Sarah Pickle, assessment librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library, will lead the half-day workshop. While many of the resources and services libraries create are freely available, they still compete for the time and attention of your users. Through the Finding…
Past Event
March 11, 2016

Introduction to Business Planning for Your Library

A Workshop at UCLA

Registration is now open for “Introduction to Business Planning for Your Library.” The workshop will take place at the Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, on Friday, March 11 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sarah Pickle, assessment librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library, will lead the full-day workshop. In “Introduction to Business Planning for Your Library” participants learn what it takes to keep a digital resource or library service vibrant and relevant post launch or…
Past Event
January 22, 2016

Evidence-Based Planning & Decision-Making in Academic Libraries

A Workshop for AMICAL Members

On January 22-23, Nancy Fried Foster and Roger Schonfeld are conducting a workshop hosted by John Cabot University in Rome for members of the AMICAL Consortium. The workshop is limited to 14 participants. Like other academic libraries, AMICAL libraries face budget limitations and cutbacks while also managing shifts in teaching, learning, and communication technologies. In such an environment, it is risky and potentially costly to base plans and decisions on assumptions or guesswork. The alternative, and the topic of this…
Past Event
July 23, 2015

Designing User-Centered Survey Questions for Strategic Assessment: A Workshop at the Northumbria Conference

Join us at the Northumbria Conference for our workshop, “Designing User-Centered Survey Questions for Strategic Assessment.” This workshop is designed to help librarians in assessment roles, or those interested in assessment, make evidence-based decisions about designing survey questions or selecting survey instruments to understand user’s research practices, needs, and library-related attitudes. Designing survey questions according to “best practices” in survey research methodology is a time-consuming, but necessary, process requiring expertise and specific skills. This workshop will provide an overview…
Past Event
November 4, 2015

Workshop at the Charleston Conference

Defining a Discovery Role for Your Library

Roger Schonfeld is offering the workshop “Defining a Discovery Role for Your Library” at the Charleston Conference on November 4, from 9:00 am – noon. Registration is now open through the Charleston Conference. Please note that participants in the local surveys program and Ithaka S+R’s consulting clients receive a discounted rate to attend. Please email Kimberly Lutz at kimberly.lutz@ithaka.org to receive the code. Discovery is a core library activity that has changed dramatically in recent years. Search has moved…
Blog Post
January 5, 2015

Using Evidence in the Design of Academic Library Spaces

For decades and even centuries, a new academic library could be built just like any other—on the same architectural plans and with the same scholarly accommodations in mind. But today this is no longer possible. Recent years have brought dramatic changes to academic work practices such as reading, writing, and communication. The means, speed, and extent of scholarly collaboration have also undergone tremendous development. The traditional library model that has sufficed for so many years can no longer suit these…