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Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2017 for more information.

Monday, December 11 • 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Library Analytics Case Study: Informing and Transforming Library Instruction Programs

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As the use and application of analytics mature, so do opportunities for libraries to better understand how data can inform decision-making practices, identify literacy needs, and increase user interactions with library services. At the University of Michigan Library, we are engaged in a variety of assessment activities, from surveys to rubrics to focus groups. Library analytics offer us another method to further engage in assessing our impact on learning and strengthening opportunities to share our expertise with the campus. Given data complexities (access, storage, analysis), policy implications (privacy, IRB), and the emergent nature of analytics, we launched a specific experiment to test the question of how library analytics could transform our instruction program. We scoped an experiment around existing data from the library instruction request system and the University data warehouse. What we learned has direct implications for our program planning (demographics, sequencing, curriculum development), resource allocation, and delivery of library instruction. This session will provide an overview of our experiment, dive into the challenges we faced, outline our methodology, highlight preliminary results, and invite attendees to envision experiments for their own campus.

Speakers
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Laurie Alexander

Associate University Librarian for Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan
Laurie Alexander is the Associate University Librarian for Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan.
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Doreen Bradley

Director of Learning Programs and Initiatives, University of Michigan Library
I have a passion for learning and helping students and faculty to become great researchers. I lead the Learning Programs & Initiatives group within the University Library and represent the library on campus instruction initiatives. In these efforts, I work collaboratively with library... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 5:45pm - 6:15pm
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