Assessment in Action
Celebrating CTC Librarians at the CTC Research Symposium
On November 2, 2018, librarians from across the state of Washington gathered to celebrate and share the results their AiA mini-grant projects at Highline College. In addition to sharing the findings from their research, librarians also had an opportunity to network and learn about the assessment work being conducted at the University of Washington Libraries in a presentation by Jackie Belanger, Director of Assessment & Planning.
With the successful conclusion of the first year of the Library Leadership Council's Assessment in Action LSTA funded project, attendees were encouraged to apply for a Year 2 mini-grant. The deadline for submitting Year 2 mini-grant proposals is December 7, 2018.
Year 2 Mini-Grant Proposal FAQ
When are Year 2 Proposals due?
- The deadline for submitting an AiA Year 2 Mini-Grant Proposal is December 7, 2018.
When will AiA Year 2 Mini-Grant Proposal awards be announced?
- Awards will be announced by December 18, 2018
When do Year 2 Mini-Grants projects need to be completed and delivered?
- Grant reports and Project Reflections are due by August 2, 2019.
Are there any special requirements that need to be addressed in a Year 2 AiA Mini-Grant Proposal?
Yes! Successful Year 2 Mini-Grant proposals must include the following:
- Project teams with at least one person who participated in either the AiA Dumas Bay workshop (12/7-8/2017) or a Year 1 mini-grant project. New mini-grant teams are welcome to apply along with teams submitting proposals to continue the work begun during Year 1. Don’t have someone on your campus team who participated in a Year 1 AiA project or the Dumas Bay workshop? Don’t worry! If you are looking for an AiA "expert" to join your mini-grant team, Deb Gilchrist, Christie Flynn (Pierce College), and Lynn Deeken (Seattle University, formerly a CTC librarian) have volunteered to mentor groups who need an AiA-trained member. Contact Christie Flynn @ firstname.lastname@example.org to request an AiA trained team member or check with a Year 1 Mini-Grant team for other AiA trained team members. A list of Year 1 Mini-Grants teams is located on the LLC Research Grant website.
- Cross-institution and individual institution level proposals are both welcome. In either case, collaboration with other stakeholders is expected.
- Projects funded up to $4,500 per project with a maximum of $1,500 per participant. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis. Proposals will be evaluated on how well they address the project's goals using a standard rubric.
What elements are included in the Evaluation Rubric? Evaluators are looking for proposals that have:
- Research question(s) that clearly describe a feasible project and address the value of academic libraries, are
- Based on the ACRL Assessment in Action goals and includes a detailed and thorough exploration of the ways libraries contribute to academic success,
- Include evidence of collaboration with one or more colleges | campuses | multiple stakeholders, and
- Align to the college's mission and/or one or more institutional goals.
Still Have Questions?
Two sessions have been scheduled; attend the session that works best for you!
November 27, 2018 @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | https://zoom.us/j/237401373
November 30, 2018 @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | https://zoom.us/j/826036776
Bellevue | Highline College
Lisa Lapointe, Heath Hayden, & Deb Moore present: "In-the-Cloud and On-the-Ground: A Cross-Campus Multi-Modal Study of Information Instruction"
Jessica at the CTC Research Symposium
Jessica Koshi-Lum not only helped plan the Research Symposium, but she was also Master of Ceremonies!
Recapping the AiA curriculum
Christie Flynn presented a quick and effective review of the original day-long AiA workshop.