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BC Library Conference 2017

April 19–21, 2017

Vancouver, BC

T05 - 3x3 in Search of an Assessment Plan

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM–10:15 AM PDT
Salon E
Session Description

Three librarians at three different libraries in search of an assessment plan. How do you do it when assessment is but one of several responsibilities, and when your library's assessment practices are at different levels of development? Hear three different stories about the challenges, successes, and process of assessment planning at some of BC's newer universities. Participants will have the opportunity to consider a planning strategy for their own library's assessment efforts.


Colleen Bell, University of the Fraser Valley

Colleen Bell is Information Literacy & Web Services Librarian and has spent most of her two-plus-decades career focused on information literacy. But she is finally (finally!) getting the opportunity to move more fully into assessment as an area of primary responsibility. She was fortunate to have a four-month sabbatical in which to develop a draft assessment plan and explore a variety of tools and metrics for assessment.

Amy R M Paterson, Thompson Rivers University

Amy is the Electronic Resources and Assessment Librarian at Thompson Rivers University.

Laura Thorne, The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus

Laura Thorne is the Communications, Marketing, and Assessment Librarian at UBC Okanagan Library. Responsible for coordinating assessment initiatives, she recently completed an assessment plan for the library that is tied directly to the unit's strategic plan.