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Diversity Programming and Outreach for Academic Libraries by Robin Crumrin, Mindy Cooper, Kathleen Hanna

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Assessing programming and outreach

Abstract:

This chapter discusses the importance of assessment in programming and outreach and methods in which the diversity of University Library’s staff and collections and the success of its diversity initiatives have been or will be measured.

Key words

diversity

multiculturalism

universities

academic libraries

assessment

surveys

qualitative assessment

Importance of assessment

Unfortunately, many academic librarians have little background in formal assessment methods (or instruction or event planning, for that matter) and as is the case in most enthusiastic endeavors, assessment is generally an afterthought rather than a part of the planning process. We at IUPUI University Library are no exception ...

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