ASLIB: The Association for Information Management.

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Assessing our Worth: Value and Impact

Next course date:
14 May 2015
ASLIB Members: £375 plus VAT (if applicable)
Non-members: £375 plus VAT (if applicable)
Event available as:
Open / On-site / One-to-one workshop

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A practically oriented one-day course, comparing and exemplifying ways of finding and demonstrating the value and impact of information and library services.

Course highlights:

The programme will cover:

  • importance of showing value and impact
  • framework for assessing value and impact
  • assessing value in money terms
  • finding the 'real impact'
  • understanding benefits in detail
  • choosing the right method

Why you should attend:

Demonstrating the value provided by information and library services has never been more important. In difficult economic circumstances, any part of an organisation which cannot demonstrate its value, in terms which are convincing to top management, will find problems.

Information services have too often relied on an assumption that they are essential, or on 'soft' measures of user approval.

This course describes and exemplifies some ways in which libraries and information services have gone about trying to go beyond this: by showing their financial value, by showing that they make a real difference to the work and the lives of their users, and by showing in detail how and why they bring benefits.

On completing the course, you will be able to:

  • understand a variety of methods for assessing and demonstrating value and impact
  • appreciate how this fit in with "conventional" evaluation methods
  • choose appropriate methods for a given situation

Course Director:

David Bawden