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Library Assessment: Assessment Conferences, Workshops and Seminars

This Libguide is a place to aggregate information about library assessment activities and best practices

Assessment Conference Presentations, Workshops and Seminars

OLS Assessment Committee’s 2022 Assessment Spring Fair, April 28, 2022

  • Learner Variability: Inclusivity through Surveys (Madeline Ruggiero, Queensborough Community College)
  • Improving a Library FAQ: Assessment and Reflection of the First Year’s Use (Michelle Ehrenpreis & Vanessa Arce Senati, Lehman College)
  • Using Alma to Check Circulation Statistics via Book Title or Call Number and Collection (Nanette T. Johnson, City Tech)
  • Strategic Planning as a Holistic Assessment Tool (Kristin Hart, Office of Library Services)
  • Statewide California Electronic Libraries Consortium (SCELC) Shared Print Program (Linda Wobbe)

“Reassessment” Spring Fair, April 29, 2021

A series of lightning presentations highlighting assessment strategies that can be used in the physical world and those who had to assess their existing services in light of the COVID 19 shutdown:

Assessment in Teaching, Learning, and IL

Assessment and Library Advocacy

Assessment in the Physical Library

Vendors’ Analytics Tools: Beyond COUNTER. April 16, 2019

A series of presentations designed to demonstrate how eresource data can transcend traditional usage statistics to better inform libraries about user habits and needs, and for use in collection development.

Vendor reports:

Gale Reports: Mapping to Strategic Plan; Faculty Alignments 

Ebsco: Database Abstract View (ex. Brooklyn College)

Jstor Campus reports: Baruch; BMCC; Bronx; Brooklyn; CSI; City; Grad; Guttman; Hostos; Hunter; John Jay; KBCC; LaGuardia; Law; Lehman; Medgar; NYCTech; Queens; QBCC; York 

Alexander Street Press: User Engagement Portal is now available for Streaming Video collections and will be available soon on their other products.

Proquest: Theresa Herbst (theresa.herbst@proquest.com) Presentation Slides

Theresa will share CUNY-wide usage and key trends at our various institution types to uncover evidence of patron demand based on actual usage of ProQuest products by collection, title, publisher, and subject. From this session, we'll take away both usage and key market insights emerging at community, college, public, and ARL levels to help guide our own collection development.

Elsevier: Giacomo Mancini (g.mancini@elsevier.com) Presentation Slides

During this presentation, you’ll get a view of the individual campus bibliometrics, usage, in demand titles and more! We will also demonstrate examples on how to get an in-depth analysis of the research performance and impact of your campus.

ExLibris--Primo: Allie Verbovetskaya (OLS)  Presentation Slides

Learn how your users interact with CUNY OneSearch using out-of-the-box or customized reports. See which facets they use, what searches are yielding zero results, and more. Reports can be run in-browser or scheduled to run on a regular basis and delivered directly to your inbox.

Library Assessment Fair, April 20, 2018

Presentations that have been shared by presenters are hyperlinked or attached below. Many thanks to our presenters who were able to provide access to their presentations!

LEAD Workshop: Cycle of Library Assessment, April 25, 2017