Increasingly library and information technology leaders are being called on to carry out research or evaluation projects as a central part of their job responsibilities. Sometimes this research involves informing practice, for example, by doing evidence-based needs analysis; other times it involves seeking evidence of the impact of the use of technology. At still other times, leaders need to interpret and use the results of research and evaluation activities done by others. However, few IT professionals or librarians have the necessary skills or language to be able to do this research or evaluation. This workshop will give participants the skills they need to design good research and evaluation projects as well as develop hands-on skills in most of the major quantitative and qualitative methods they will need to conduct research projects at their own institutions.
Director RITE, University of Central Florida
Consultant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Director, Gartner Inc
Director, RITE, University of Central Florida
Managing Director, Academic Technology, Harvard University