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Saturday, August 6 • 10:30am - 11:30am
704 - Assessing Archives: Case Studies in Using Data as an Advocacy Tool

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Assessment is a powerful tool, but many of us are hesitant to pursue it because we don't know where to start, don't have time, or fear the results. The panelists discuss several innovative methods to assess instruction, outreach, and reference services, including designing pre- and post-tests to measure student learning from instruction, leveraging reference data collected with Google and LibAnswers as advocacy, and using online and in-house use statistics to inform community outreach.

Crisp: Assessing Student Learning and Engagement in Archival Instruction
Marino: Assessing Archives
Janes: Evaluating Outreach Activities at a Municipal Archives
Zanish-Belcher: Evaluating Public Services in Special Collections: An Advocacy Tool for Campus Outreach

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Samantha Crisp

Special Collections Librarian, Augustana College
Samantha Crisp is the Special Collections Librarian for the Thomas Tredway Library at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. She previously served as a Research and Instructional Services assistant for the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently serving a two-year term (2015-2017) on the SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on Primary Source Literacy.

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Sara Janes

University Archivist, Lakehead University
MLIS, 2007, McGill University; Certified Archivist, 2015; Lakehead University Archivist and lecturer at Department of History; formerly Associate Archivist at City of Thunder Bay Archives.
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Chris Marino

Reference and Outreach Archivist, Environmental Design Archives, University of California Berkeley
Chris Marino is currently the Reference and Outreach Archivist at the Environmental Design Archives. She received her Masters of Library and Information Science degree with specialization in Archives from UCLA. She holds a Bachelor's degree from UC San Diego in Ethnic Studies.
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Tanya Zanish-Belcher

Director, Special Collections & Archives and University Archivist, Wake Forest University
Tanya Zanish-Belcher is currently the Director of Special Collections & Archives, and University Archivist for Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her most recent publication is Perspectives on Women's Archives (edited, with Anke Voss) for the Society of American Archivists (2013). She is a Past President of MAC and recently completed a term on the SAA Council (2012-2015). She was named an SAA Fellow in 2011.

Saturday August 6, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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