[aserl_coll_assess] Spring programming, Doodle Poll for January Meeting
From: Helen Mcmanus (hmcmanusgmu.edu)
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2020 05:07:51 -0800 (PST)
Hi everyone,

The ASERL Collection Assessment Interest Group co-chairs are working on Spring 
programming. We want to start out with a membership meeting in January. Please 
complete this Doodle 
by Wednesday, December 16 to let us know your availability. The purpose of this 
meeting will be to discuss the group’s priorities and set goals for the rest of 
the year. We would like to discuss initiatives beyond programming, such as 
developing a collection analysis data toolkit, building a resource page focused 
on diversity, equity, and inclusion in collection assessment, or other ideas 
you may have.

Many thanks to all who completed our survey on 2021 programming. With 11 
responses, here are the survey results:

  *   Three formats were popular: traditional 1 hour webinar, 30-minute “meet 
the expert” sessions, and conversation via Zoom on a specific topic.
  *   The most popular topic was Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with 9 votes. 
Three topics tied for second place with 7 votes each: Examples of working 
collection analysis approaches; Collections Strategy as the new Collection 
Development; Data skills for collection analysis. In third place with 6 votes 
was Qualitative approaches to collection analysis.
  *   Suggested topics from the survey and our post-Charleston-Conference video 
     *   Comparing different institutions’ assessment of specific resources.
     *   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in relation to the Big Deals
     *   DDA – practical considerations
     *   Looking ahead to life after COVID: The pandemic forced a short term 
pivot to e-resources. Should we let that shape our long term decisions?
     *   How are group members managing print collections when faced with 
dwindling library space?
  *   Suggested speakers: Madeline Kelly.

Please feel free to respond to this email with any additional comments or 

Co-Chair, ASERL Collection Assessment Interest Group

Helen McManus, PhD, MLIS
Head, Collections Strategy
George Mason University Libraries
hmcmanus [at] gmu.edu<mailto:hmcmanus [at] gmu.edu>
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