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Using Benchmarking, Needs Assessment, Quality Improvement, Outcome Measurement, and Library Standards: A How-to-do-it Manual - How-to-do-it Manuals No. 159Rosalind F. Dudden (author)
Mixed media product 298 Pages / Published: 01/09/2007
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This work provides easy-to-follow advice for using the latest management tools. Evaluation tools are an essential part of improving service and proving the library's value. This easy-to-understand how-to outlines the use of five of the most important and popular methods of evaluation: Needs assessments; Performance improvements; Benchmarking; Library standards; and Outcome measures. Each chapter includes step-by-step guidance for defining goals, staffing the project, developing a timeline, collecting data, analyzing findings, and sharing results. The five different methods are illustrated with real-world examples, showing what libraries evaluated and how findings helped change their organization. Invaluable managerial tools including checklists, forms, worksheets, and more - all reproducible from the CD-ROM - help you implement the methods easily and affectively. Managers in all types of libraries will find this an informative and practical resource for improving their organization.
Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc
Number of pages: 298
Weight: 1361 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 28 mm
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