People on the Move

People on the Move

Sara Levinson (MSLOC 2010) will lead a roundtable discussion session based on her MSLOC capstone research at the October, 2012 American Evaluation Association conference

Sara Levinson

The session -- Are We There Yet: Integrating Evaluation into Organizational Change -- will cover findings from her research relating to the importance of integrating evaluation into each phase of an organizational change. Sara's study utilized both quantitative and qualitative data from an online survey of representatives from the fields of evaluation and organizational change. Questions regarding common characteristics of evaluation and organizational change, both in isolation and in concert of the disciplines, were analyzed. The results demonstrated that the most successful organizational changes utilized a formal evaluation regardless of the role and level of experience of the people involved in the change. Additionally, this study identified recommended evaluation strategies to be employed during each phase of an organizational change.

Michelle Frisque
Michelle Frisque (MSLOC 2012) also recently presented results related to her MSLOC Capstone research at the 2012 Medical Librarian Association Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. Frisque is Head, Information Systems at Northwestern University's Galter Health Sciences Library.

This poster session -- Engaging Librarians for Future Organizational and Professional Success -- was based on Frisque's research measuring academic librarians’ engagement in their current organizations and with the profession. Engagement was
measured by the extent to which employees commit to their work physically, cognitively, and emotionally. Organizational triggers for disengagement were identified so libraries could seek solutions to reengage the librarian workforce for future organizational and professional success.

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Engaging Librarians

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