LOEX Conference Proceedings 2009

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Trail Guide

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As librarians begin to search for methods of assessing library instruction, they may feel overwhelmed and unsure of which path to take. A common problem is finding a sustainable method of assessment that can be easily realized. This presentation will detail one librarian’s experience using project management techniques to successfully propose and implement the use of an audience response system (clickers) to assess library instruction at Michigan State University. Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while adhering to classic project constraints—usually scope, quality, time and budget. A project is defined as a set of activities that use resources (i.e. people, materials, energy, communication, motivation) to achieve the project goals and objectives. In this session attendees will learn how to plan, organize and manage available resources to reach the goal of successfully implementing a method of assessment.