Leddy Library to host Canadian Library Assessment Workshop

Librarians from across Canada will flock to Windsor this week for the fourth biennial Canadian Library Assessment Workshop (CLAW).

Supported by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the workshop will assist academic libraries in developing outcome-based measures to demonstrate library impact on research, teaching and learning.

“This is a great opportunity for libraries to consider their impact on the communities they serve,” said associate university librarian, Selinda Berg. “Assessment not only helps us understand the needs of the community, but also serves as a guide for decision-making.”

The workshop offers an opportunity to discuss a broad range of assessment topics, including:

  • Critical Conversations on Positionality and Power in Library Assessment;
  • Using APIS and Data Science to Support Collections Work;
  • Choosing Your Assessment Method;
  • Data for Impact and Improvement;
  • Ecocycle Planning; and
  • Ethnography for Librarians.

“We are thankful for the extraordinary support and network that we have with our academic partners across Canada and CARL,” said university librarian, Pascal Calarco. “We are excited to welcome our library colleagues to Windsor and showcase our campus community.”

The conference will take place Oct. 22 to 24 in the Student Research Collaboratory at the Leddy Library. For more information, visit the Canadian Association of Research Libraries website.

—Marcie Demmans