Free series on evaluation basics from the NNLM Evaluation Office

The NNLM Evaluation Office (NEO) is offering a free series of four, self-paced online classes in Moodle on evaluation basics. The classes are targeted to librarians interested in learning basic evaluation methods for community and user assessment, project and evaluation planning, and data collection.

When: On-demand

Title: EvalBasics 1-4

Summary: Learn basic evaluation methods for community and user assessment, project and evaluation planning, and basic data collection and evaluation techniques. This series of classes is especially useful to those who are responsible for designing and implementing evaluation of projects or services.

There are four EvalBasics courses – we recommend taking them in order but it is not required. Each class takes approximately one hour to complete and is worth 1 Medical Library Association CE, so a total of four credits is possible for the entire EvalBasics series.

*         EvalBasics 1: Learn a three-step process for conducting community assessment for program development

*         EvalBasics 2: Identify desired objectives and create an outcomes-based project plan using logic models

*         EvalBasics 3: Develop strong evaluation tools such as questionnaires by following three key principles

*         EvalBasics 4: Understand how to set standards, analyze data, and make judgments about a program’s value in order to make decisions about its future

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