Friday, May 22, 2009

SAHLA Library Assessment Workshop

The Southern Alberta Health Libraries Association (SAHLA) would like to invite members of the library community to attend a

Library Assessment Workshop

Monday, June 15, 2009
1:30-4:15 PM
Room 1504/1506

Health Sciences Centre

University of Calgary

3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary AB
T2N 4N1

Directions and maps are available at:


Questionnaire Design: How to Develop a Good Survey by Dr. Lindsay McLaren 1:30-3:00 p.m.

In this workshop, Dr. McLaren will provide a practical introduction to developing questionnaires. She will include suggestions for writing clear questions and ideas for increasing response rates. Participants who are developing their own questionnaires are encouraged to bring them to the session. Dr. McLaren is Assistant Professor and AHFMR Population Health Investigator for the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary.

Building on the Questionnaire: Additional Methods for Studying the Use of Space in Libraries by Francine May 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Francine May, Instructional Librarian at Mount Royal Library, will provide examples of how libraries are using methodologies like seating sweeps to study how users are interacting with library space.

SAHLA members or those interested in joining the organization
are also invited to attend a general meeting prior to the workshop in Health Sciences Centre Room 1504/1506. Lunch will be available from 12:00-12:45. Lunch is by donation - monies collected will be donated to Wellspring Calgary. The SAHLA general meeting will take place from 12:45-1:15.

There is no cost to attend the workshop. Please RSVP by Monday, June 1, by contacting Cari Merkley at or 403-440-5068. Please indicate if you will be present for lunch and the general meeting, or if you will only be attending the workshop.

Southern Alberta Health Libraries Association