Spring 2024

INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Program Evaluation in Libraries

Unique ID: 27750


03:00 PM - 06:00 PM  UTA 1.504

Due to a change in instructor availability, this class has been canceled for Spring 2024.

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Foundations of evaluation, including using the logic model, program evaluation, data gathering, analysis and reporting. Examples of evaluation and assessment in public, academic, and special are explored, with an emphasis on how libraries use data and evaluation to inform decision-making and support advocacy.


This course is intended to help prepare students for successful careers in the information professions where evaluation is increasingly being adopted to measure and evaluate internal professional practices as well as to demonstrate the value of activities to stakeholders. The course is designed to help students understand the underlying theories related to evaluation, the historical and technical context in which evaluation takes place, and why how evaluation is a useful tool for understanding what organizations do, why they do it, how they can do it better.


Graduate standing.


Restricted to graduate students in the School of Information through registration periods 1 and 2. Outside students will be permitted to join our waitlists beginning with registration period 3.