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From the GMR: Free online training on Valuation Tools - SAVE THE DATE

The GMR is pleased to present a free, online training session for our members on Valuation Tools:

(1.) the new Library Value Calculator, adapted from one originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association, and then adapted for the web by Chelmsford Public Library; and
(2.) the Cost Benefit and ROI Calculator, that helps determine a library's contribution to the institutional "bottom line".

Presented by: Betsy Kelly, Assessment and Evaluation Liaison (NN/LM MCR) and Barb Jones, Advocacy Liaison (NN/LM MCR)

Date: Monday, March 15, 2010
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM (CT)

Connect Online: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/gmrconnect4-1/

Enter as a Guest and sign in with your first and last name. Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone or call: 1-866-628-8620 and enter Participant Code: 742384

Highlights / Responses to questions, such as:
* What's your library worth to the institution?
* How much would it cost to replace your library services on the retail market?
* How much does the library contribute to the bottom line?
* How much benefit does your institution (i.e., the patrons) receive for every dollar spent by the library?
* What kind of annual return is realized for funds allocated to maintain the library's collection?

For more information about these tools, please see: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/evaluation/tools.html

Registration for the March 15th event is not required, but please rsvp to leskovec@uic.edu

Thanks. Please contact me with any questions regarding this training opportunity.

Jacqueline

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Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX

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