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VT’s University Libraries. Assessing Technology-based Projects for Faculty Evaluations Some Survey Results and comparisons with ARL Academic Libraries. Technology-based Projects include. Publication of articles in ejournals Development of Web-based materials

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vt s university libraries

VT’s University Libraries

Assessing Technology-based Projects for Faculty Evaluations

Some Survey Results

and comparisons with ARL Academic Libraries

technology based projects include
Technology-based Projects include
  • Publication of articles in ejournals
  • Development of Web-based materials

e.g., Web pages, tutorials, digitization

  • Development of video/audio tapes
  • Development of computer software

e.g., CD-ROMs

74 of library faculty responded to the survey
74% of library faculty responded to the survey

28 of 38 library faculty on LIBFAC

  • Every category represented: administration (including heads, directors), CLs, Collection Management, DLA, ILL, Instruction, Reference, Technical Services
  • Tenured (59%), non-tenured (33%), and not on tenure track (7%)
  • 60% ≤ 10 years, 40% ≥ 11 years
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Q1.

68% of the library faculty have developed tech-based projects in the last 3 years that they considered appropriate for evaluation purposes.

Q2.

93% of the library faculty felt they had been encouraged to develop tech-based projects.

q3 do librarians feel that they are supported in their development of tech based projects
Q3. Do librarians feel that they are supported in their development of tech-based projects?
  • Yes: Equipment, software, training provided.
  • No: Support is lacking for time to development.
q5 other types of technology based projects for evaluations comments
Q5. Other types of technology-based projects for evaluations (comments)
  • Team-taught, online course
  • Timelines
  • Oral history interviews
  • Database design: input, testing, etc.
q6 and q7 within the past 3 years has there been an increase in the number of tech based projects
Q6.

...on which you collaborated?

Q7.

...that you initiated?

Q6 and Q7 Within the past 3 years has there been an increase in the number of tech-based projects
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Q6. Within the past 3 years, has there been an increase in the number of tech-based projects on which you collaborated?
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Q8. The merit of a tech-based project may be assessed through its quality, relevance, or contribution to the profession. Indicate which materials you might evaluate.

q8 other materials to evaluate when deciding on the merit of a tech based project
Q8. Other materials to evaluate when deciding on the merit of a tech-based project
  • Benefit to general public
  • Usefulness to me or its users
  • Meets one of more needs of its target audience
  • 41%: decreases staff hours required since using technology

• VT: usefulness • ARL: awards

q9 other criteria that should be used to determine merit of tech based projects
Q9. Other criteria that should be used to determine merit of tech-based projects
  • Enhances distance learning initiatives
  • Operations run better; more more efficiently
  • Usefulness
  • Contribution to the University
  • Serves the needs of the end-user
q10 should p ca guidelines specifically address tech based projects yes
Q10. Should P&CA Guidelines specifically address tech-based projects? Yes.
  • Clarification about types of materials and how they will be evaluated.
  • Reminder that content and quality of the project is key, not the format.
  • So that it is clearly understood that such projects are worthy of recognition.
  • To make sure that everyone knows achievement in this domain is valued.
q10 should p ca guidelines specifically address tech based projects no
Q10. Should P&CA Guidelines specifically address tech-based projects? No.
  • Acceptable projects should be defined by these guidelines
  • Treat like other projects: does it serve a real need?
  • Any innovative project should be considered
  • Tell when and when not to include Web pages in dossier
q11 do tech based projects deserve more credibility1
Q11. Do tech-based projects deserve more credibility?
  • If yes, what would give them more credibility?
    • Creativity, accuracy, relevance, originality
    • Standardize procedures and documentation
    • Financial recognition in annual salary
    • Motivate people who could do more
  • If they deserve less, why?
    • Technology is a process not a “product”
    • Technology is a tool. The real determining factor is: has it met a need and is it helping those in its target audience?
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