How evaluation techniques can be applied to libraries program and services.
Purpose of evaluation
Evaluation Strategies libraries can use
Evaluation planning process
What being measured? What does it indicate? What is not being measured? For What Purpose is the Evaluation? Who are the audiences for the information from the evaluation? From what sources should the information be collected? When is the information needed? “ If you don’t know where you are going, how are you gonna’ know when you get there?” Yogi Berra
In essence, Evaluations are important to library programs and services. The evaluation experience is likely to be more positive and its results are likely to be more useful if you build evaluation in form the start and make it an on-going activity.
University of Wisconsin-Extension, Program Development and Evaluation Logic Model. Retrieved. September 1, 2010; http://www.uwex.edu/ces/pdande/evaluation/evallogicmodel.html
These forms of evaluation are derived from the work of Owen published in Program Evaluation: Forms and Approaches (2006) . Retrieved September 1, 2010; http://www.murdoch.edu.au/teach/carrick_evaluation/purpose_scope.html
Haycock, K. & Sheldon ,B.E (2008) . The Portable MLIS; Insights from the Experts . Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.
Research Methods Knowledge Base. Retrieved. September 12, 2010; http:// www.socialresearchmethods.net