NEW! Online class:
Valuing Library Services and Cost Benefit/ROI Calculators
MAR is hosting an online class to enable health sciences librarians to determine the return on investment and cost benefit of their libraries and services. The instructors will discuss and demonstrate two tools to show the value a library brings to its institution:
1. The Retail Value Calculator, adapted from one originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association, and then adapted for the web by Chelmsford Public Library, helps to determine the library’s worth to the institution, and how much would it cost to replace library services on the retail market;
2. The CBA and ROI Calculator helps to determine a library’s contribution to the institutional bottom line, and how much benefit the institution (i.e., the patrons) receives for every dollar spent by the library.
Guest Speakers: Betsy Kelly, Assessment and Evaluation Liaison (NN/LM MCR) & Barb Jones, Advocacy Liaison (NN/LM MCR)
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Time: 2:30-4:00 PM
This is a free, online class for MAR network members. This online session will be conducted using Adobe Connect, so all you need is an Internet-connected computer and a telephone.
To sign up for the class, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, e-mail address, and mailing address.