How Do Librarians Learn Assessment?

Consuella Askew, Eileen Theodore-Shusta

Abstract


There is a growing importance for libraries being able to use data to make impactful connections between their contributions to the goals of their parent organization beyond that of the traditional input/output metrics. In order to accomplish this successfully, librarians must receive assessment training to effectively enable them to do so. The purpose of this research is to address the question to what extent is assessment being taught in American Library Association (ALA) accredited LIS programs. The results of this study indicate that while research methods courses and evaluation courses are prevalent, assessment is not emphasized in LIS program curricula.

Keywords


assessment, evaluation, research methods

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