This pre-conference workshop will be held on Saturday July 14, 2018, 1:00pm-5:00pm.
Internal Assessment & Peer Benchmarking In Academic Law Libraries--The Advanced Session
Top Five Reasons you need to check out ALLStAR:
ALLStAR contains ABA Annual Questionnaire data from 2013-2016, ARL data from 2009-2016 and USNWR data from 2011-2016.
ALLStAR helps identify, understand and quantify strengths and weaknesses. It is already helping libraries with budget, personnel and collection analysis. Better understand the drivers of demand on library resources and how they are changing.
You can easily compare your library to peer schools. When faced with questions from administration, you can pull the data to quantify your story.
ALLStAR is built on LibPAS technology, developed by Counting Opinions. Data is displayed in easy to read and share reports which include tables, graphs, trends and more.
The project is currently supported by the Yale Law Library and NELLCO Law Library Consortium and they are committed to keeping the subscription fees below $1000 per library per year. In addition, they are giving libraries more options as to the level of access, number of features, and pricing to accommodate all academic law libraries that would like to participate.A library doesn't have to be a member of NELLCO to participate. It is open to any U.S. academic law library. Each U.S. academic law library director has received their library's password.
To learn more:
Pricing, informational webinars, and tutorials are available at the NELLCO ALLStAR page: http://www.nellco.org/page/
This workshop will be held at the University of University of Maryland School of Law, Room 205.
Prior to coming to the workshop you will need to get your institutional login. This information was sent to your library director. If you having trouble finding that information please contact Bob Dugan at ALLStAR. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOP OR TABLET TO THE WORKSHOP. You will need it to complete the exercises planned for the session.
Excel will be used during the workshop. All participants are encouraged to have access to Excel on their laptops and tablets. If properly configured on personal devices, Google Sheets may be an alternative application to Excel.
Please note that in Michelle Hudson's presentation, you will need to download Tableau Public. You will need to do this on a laptop for full functionality. If you prefer to use a tablet, you will need to look on with another participant during Michelle's session.