Category Archives: Organizational Effectiveness

Data Sharing

What should libraries know about data sharing trends and what should we be doing differently to adapt along with this evolving landscape? The march toward open science and data sharing continues – Oct 1, 2014 is the date after which the … Continue reading

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Culture of Assessment

I’ve been involved at various times in helping to build an organizational “culture of assessment” so I was interested to read Wendy Weiner’s take on what is involved.  She writes from the standpoint of the whole university. The fifteen elements … Continue reading

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…some ALA 2014 sessions, once over lightly

ARL Liaison Programs Discussion One of the  prompts for me to attend ALA this year was the opportunity to participate in an ARL-sponsored discussion about liaison programs.  The discussion was started at ALA-midwinter in Philly, and continued in Las Vegas. … Continue reading

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Data Driven Decision Making – LRRT Forum (ALA – 2014)

My former colleague, Jim Church, co-presented a study of what graduate students at Berkeley are citing – they did a study of about 45,000 citations in dissertations in 4 disciplines (poli sci, business, econ, and history) completed between 2008-2012.  They … Continue reading

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Data, Evidence, and Outcomes – What Does it All Mean? (ALA 2014)

There is a very cool statement associated with Joe Matthews, who presented this session.  I heard it years ago and it goes something like this: Strategy is about accomplishing more with less, and that requires focus! Matthews has done a … Continue reading

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Some afternoon sessions (ALA 2014)

Lots of walking between south and north halls on Saturday afternoon . . . Libraries in the Course Mgmt System: Best Practices and New Directions The presenters started projects in order to get beyond the reactive, one-by-one approach of asking … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy Journey

One area of life competency that interests me is how to function effectively in a world where information and communication technologies (ICT) are rapidly changing, converging, diverging, and everything seems to be in perpetual beta. Some people seem to thrive … Continue reading

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