Hot Topics in Community College Libraries / National Council for Learning Resources Report
Hot Topics of interest to community & junior college librarians will be discussed; followed by a membership report from the National Council for Learning Resources (NCLR), the CJCLS voice in the American Association of Community Colleges.
Session URL: http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/290
- NCLR – National Council for Learning Resources
- an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges – a president and VP level association
- NCLR is a library voice at AACC
- many places faculty aren’t aware of all the free resources out there
- this is an opportunity for librarians to be at the table linking resources and helping faculty find resources that will help them in their instruction
- new statement on OER – Open Access to Educational Resources (etextbooks)
- some faculty report that vendors tell them their classes won’t transfer if they don’t use one of the big 5 publishers’ books
- can work with bookstores to have them make profit off of printed copies of OER books
- flatword knowledge is one oer project
- University of Minnesota
- CA = OER Center for CA
- using ebook chapters rather than textbooks, but have to have unlimited simultaneous users (or at least enough)
- discussion of lending tablets and ereaders
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Evaluation of Reference & User Services Committee Discussion Forum: The How, What, and Why of Reference Evaluation and Assessment
As the number of reference statistics decline, librarians look to measure the value of reference interactions more qualitatively. The Wisconsin-Ohio Reference Evaluation Program (WOREP, retired at the end of 2011), the READ Scale (Reference Effort Assessment Data), and LibQual are among the tools that have been used. This discussion forum will address the how, why, and what of evaluation and assessment of reference. Participants will discuss how evaluation and assessment are being done and funded; we’ll talk about the why—what’s behind both librarians’ and administrators’ reasons for collecting this information; and finally the what—what is being collected, what is the workload, and what decisions are being made with this data.
Discussion conveners are members of the Evaluation of Reference and User Services committee. Join us for a lively conversation on evaluation and assessment of reference.
Session URL: http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/630