Welcome to Library Evaluation 101! This series, which will be added to over the three-year Embedding Evaluation grant, contains short videos about foundational evaluation concepts.

Video 1: Protecting Evaluation Participants’ Rights

Resources mentioned in this video:

The Belmont Report

CITI Program Research Ethics & Compliance Training

Video 2: Patron Privacy

Resources mentioned in this video:

ALA Library Privacy Guidelines

ALA Library Privacy Checklists

LDH Consulting Services

Video 3: Informed Consent


Resources mentioned in this video:

MEERA (My Environmental Education Resource Assistant)

CITI Program Research Ethics & Compliance Training

Video 4: Choosing Methods for Your Evaluation

Video 5: Writing Survey Items

Resources mentioned in this video:

Questionnaire Design – Pew Research Center

Writing Survey Questions – Grand Canyon University Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching

Survey Research Methods (Fowler) 

Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method (Dillman et al.) 

Video 6: Designing and Administering Surveys

Resources mentioned in this video:

Questionnaire Design – Pew Research Center

Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method (Dillman et al.) 

Video 7: Focus Groups

Resources mentioned in this video:

Focus Group Quick Tips – University of Wisconsin Extension

Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research (Krueger and Casey)

Video 8: Interviews

Resource mentioned in this video:

Qualitative Interviewing: The Art of Hearing Data (Rubin and Rubin)

Video 9: Observations

Resources mentioned in this video:

Data Collection Methods for Program Evaluation: Observation

How to Plan and Conduct Direct Evaluation