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Evidence-Based Practices and Assessment in Special Collections and Archives

  • 18 Jun 2017
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Evidence-Based Practices and Assessment in Special Collections and Archives

Presenters: Christian Dupont (Boston College Libraries) and Emile Hardman (Harvard Library)
Registration Fee: $100.00
Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017

In this workshop, participants will learn about assessment techniques associated with special collections and archives with a particular emphasis on public services and instructional outreach. The workshop will suggest appropriate standardized measures and related metrics that can inform evidence-based decision making within special collections departments. Qualitative and quantitative evidence-gathering techniques specific to special collections and archives will be discussed. In addition, participants will learn practical advice about incorporating primary source literacy into special collections programs and services. This session will take a workshop approaching using in-class exercises and activities. 

(One of the pre-conference workshops at the 9th International Evidence Based Libraries and Information Practice conference in Philadelphia on June 18th. More information about the pre-conferences and full conference is available here: Early-bird registration ends on April 30thRegistration is moving quite briskly, so make your plans accordingly.)

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