Data-Driven Librarianship in Corrections series, today I'm giving a webinar for the National Institute of Corrections, which is part of the U.S. Department of Justice. Below is the descriptions and the slides are available on SlideShare and the handout is on my web site. The event is being recorded and I'll update this post with that information after the fact.
Description: Expanding on Ranganathan’s five laws, we know that libraries are for use and that every library has its community (users). In order to ensure that a library is meeting the needs of its users, the library must be able to assess its services, including its collections, and understand how those are meeting the requirements of its community. This webinar will investigate the assessment activities that a library can utilize to determine the needs of its community, as well as those assessments which can help a library assure that a service is meeting its community’s desires. Specific assessments, which can be completed in any type of environment, will be discussed and examples given.