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... Read More →

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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

Curator, Environmental Design Archives, UC Berkeley
Chris Marino is the curator of the Environmental Design Archives (EDA) at UC Berkeley, directing a full archival program for architecture, landscape architecture, and planning collections. Previously, she served as reference and outreach archivist at the EDA and at UC Santa Barbara’s... Read More →
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Tanya Zanish-Belcher

Director, Special Collections & Archives, Wake Forest University
Tanya Zanish-Belcher received her BA in history (Ohio Wesleyan) and MA in archives administration (Wright State University). She co-edited Perspectives on Women's Archives (2013) and is a Past President (MAC) and Past President (SAA).

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