Priority 5: Cultivate a climate of assessment

Library staff will integrate assessment into all activities in order to continually improve resources, collections, and services. An ongoing and comprehensive assessment program will drive decisions based on facts, research and analysis.

Goal 1: Create a common understanding of assessment and educate library staff on assessment planning and methodologies
  • Objective 1: Develop and implement a speaker and workshop series beginning in 2013
  • Objective 2: Create a shared assessment reading list and bibliography
  • Objective 3: Create a common definition of assessment and a template description of assessment to be placed in redefined position descriptions
Goal 2: Implement assessment projects throughout the library
  • Objective 1: Conduct regular assessment projects throughout the library
  • Objective 2: Communicate the results of assessment to our communities