Skip to main content
Favorite
Add To List
Rachel Lewellen

Rachel Lewellen

Head of Assessment and Program Management, Harvard Library
Rachel Lewellen is Head of Assessment and Program Management for Harvard Library and has been active in library assessment since 2004. She has an MILS from the University of Michigan and an MA in Higher Education from Boston College.

Matching Videos

2 Matching Videos
This segment of our assessment training series will engage registrants in thinking creatively about what data might be used and applied to the areas of investigation. Beyond simple counts, what might be interesting statistical techniques in considering the data. How to identify and describe a correlation as apart from causation? What represents a reliable benchmark? What metrics should be a part of determining the benchmark? How best to approach those resistant to such metrics as reliable indicators?
We have the data and the report. Looking beyond the simple statistical report (how many individuals attended a program or searched a database), what might be best practices in using that data in support of long-term planning and decision making? What types of trends do libraries believe they might be seeing? Wrestling with library data should yield significant insights about the institution's needs. Libraries and those who serve them will benefit from understanding how data is being wrangled, mixed, and interpreted.

We are NISO, the National Information Standards Organization. We’re the place where information professionals turn for industry standards that enable them to work together. Let us help keep you informed about what’s happening at NISO and in the wider information community by signing up for emails in your area(s) of interest.