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ACRL Roadshow: Assessment in Action

July 31, 2018

The College & Research Division presents ACRL Roadshow: Assessment in Action.

When: August 17, 2018

Where: Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania

Program Description: In this day-long workshop on strategic and sustainable assessment, participants will identify institutional priorities and campus partners, design an assessment project grounded in action research, and prepare a plan for communicating the project results. This workshop is based on the highly successful ACRL Assessment in Action program curriculum.

Karen Brown, Professor, Dominican University School of Information Studies,

Brandy Whitlock, Instruction Librarian, Anne Arundel Community College,

Register deadline: Friday, August 10th. No registrations are accepted at the door. Attendance is limited to 100 people so register early.
PaLA Members – $45.00
Non-PaLA Members – $65.00
Students – $25.00

View more details and full program schedule and register.

Community College of SpokaneCommunity Colleges of Spokane (Washington state) librarians Melinda Martin (left) and Heather Morgan at an Assessment in Action Roadshow presented to community college librarians in Washington state. Each year, ACRL provides professional development training sessions, allowing librarians in the United States to connect and learn together and from one another.


In addition to workshops within the United States, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) offers professional development opportunities to institutes around the world to assist academic librarians in learning viable new skills and reasserting existing attributes to face head-on current issues within the profession. Currently scheduled and previously held locations for these workshops include Canada, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Assessment, information literacy, and research data management are just some of the topics touched upon by the current workshops.

“Topics like open education and scholarly identity resonate in different ways for stakeholders around the world. This discussion gave us the opportunity to reconsider our curriculum for new audiences and diverse experiences, goals, and incentives.” Will Cross, Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University and presenter at the New York University Abu Dhabi workshop in the UAE

As with the upcoming workshop at Arcadia University, these sessions allow for up to one hundred people to participate, where the materials presented by the Roadshow are licensed under Creative Commons, thereby allowing for electronic distribution to the attendees for future use in their own work. Institutions and organizations interested in hosting a Roadshow in their region can find more information about host responsibilities, curriculum details, a list of presenters, and more on ACRL’s website. Pricing and scheduling information is available by contacting ACRL Program Office Chase Ollis at

A special citation credit goes to the article “On the Road Again: ACRL training with an international reach” for this information.
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