Making Library Assessment Work: The Role of Organizational Culture(s)

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Title:
Making Library Assessment Work: The Role of Organizational Culture(s)
Author:
Kyrillidou, Martha; Hiller, Steve; Self, Jim
Affiliation:
Association of Research Libraries; University of Washington Libraries; University of Virginia Library
Issue Date:
6-Apr-2006
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Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
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Abstract:
The Association of Research Libraries sponsored program "Making Library Assessment Work" is a two year effort to evaluate assessment efforts in ARL Libraries. Led by Visiting Program Officers Steve Hiller (University of Washington Libraries) and Jim Self (University of Virginia Library) and under the aegis of the Director of the ARL Statistics and Measurement Program, Martha Kyrillidou, twenty-five ARL libraries are participating. Each library does a "self study" of their assessment efforts and needs which is followed by a 2 day site visit and a report containing recommendations and suggestions for an effective, sustainable and practical assessment program. One of the more interesting findings from the 12 libraries visited in 2005 was the relationship of organizational culture(s) and structure to effective library assessment. Each library had a distinctive culture (or cultures) that exerted a powerful influence on the success of assessment efforts. It became clear that sustainable and effective assessment must take into account existing local cultures to be successful. What works in one library won't necessarily work in others. This presentation reviews the range of organizational cultures encountered and discusses the different approaches recommended to make library assessment work in each library.
Identifiers:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/222281
Description:
Conference proceeding from the Living the Future 6 Conference, April 5-8, 2006, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.
Keywords:
changes for libraries; academic libraries; innovation in libraries; library assessment

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleMaking Library Assessment Work: The Role of Organizational Culture(s)en_US
dc.contributor.authorKyrillidou, Marthaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHiller, Steveen_US
dc.contributor.authorSelf, Jimen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAssociation of Research Librariesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Washington Librariesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Virginia Libraryen_US
dc.date.issued2006-04-06en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Living the Future collection. For more information about items in this collection, please email repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Association of Research Libraries sponsored program "Making Library Assessment Work" is a two year effort to evaluate assessment efforts in ARL Libraries. Led by Visiting Program Officers Steve Hiller (University of Washington Libraries) and Jim Self (University of Virginia Library) and under the aegis of the Director of the ARL Statistics and Measurement Program, Martha Kyrillidou, twenty-five ARL libraries are participating. Each library does a "self study" of their assessment efforts and needs which is followed by a 2 day site visit and a report containing recommendations and suggestions for an effective, sustainable and practical assessment program. One of the more interesting findings from the 12 libraries visited in 2005 was the relationship of organizational culture(s) and structure to effective library assessment. Each library had a distinctive culture (or cultures) that exerted a powerful influence on the success of assessment efforts. It became clear that sustainable and effective assessment must take into account existing local cultures to be successful. What works in one library won't necessarily work in others. This presentation reviews the range of organizational cultures encountered and discusses the different approaches recommended to make library assessment work in each library.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/222281en
dc.descriptionConference proceeding from the Living the Future 6 Conference, April 5-8, 2006, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.en_US
dc.subjectchanges for librariesen_US
dc.subjectacademic librariesen_US
dc.subjectinnovation in librariesen_US
dc.subjectlibrary assessmenten_US
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