Published on October 7, 2007
Project Showcase 2007: Project Showcase 2007 LMS Evaluation Project Who Am I?: Who Am I? Hannah Thomas Graduate Trainee Oxford Union Society Library Why Me?: Why Me? The LMS team sent an email to all supervisors. In my previous job I had worked as a trainer for their LMS. How to Begin?: How to Begin? Needed to define project brief – too wide! Meet with the LMS team – October 2006 What Was My Project?: What Was My Project? To evaluate the implementation of the new Library Management System (LMS) across OULS What?: What? Evaluate how staff perceived the implementation of VTLS. NOT an evaluation of VTLS itself. Communication Administration Training Who?: Who? All OLIS libraries. 549 people who had previously been trained. Plus new starters, term time only staff, etc.. When?: When? Training was due to re-start on November 15th 2006. Go-Live was set for December 18th We wanted feedback BEFORE the training began… So I had 1 month!! How?: How? Email? OLIS News/Outline? LMS Website? Online? Incentives!! October 2006: October 2006 Introduction to OULS staff through OLIS News. Weblearn Training with OUCS November 2006: November 2006 9th November – VTLS Go-Live is postponed… Onwards and upwards with creating the questionnaire. December 2006: December 2006 In the festive edition of OLIS News everyone receives a paper copy of the questionnaire The questionnaire runs from December 15th until January 12th. Web Questionnaire: Web Questionnaire www.tinyurl.com/wnbac Web Questionnaire: Web Questionnaire Web Questionnaire: Web Questionnaire January 2007: January 2007 The Questionnaire closed on January 12th. 89 responses – 56 online, 33 paper. January 15th we picked winners. Announced in February OLIS News. Collating Results: Collating Results More Collating: More Collating Results: Results COMMUNICATION Most people felt informed OLIS News most popular method People wanted to be kept informed by email 90% had heard of the LMS Website, 69% had used it. 80% knew who to contact. Results: Results ADMINISTRATION 76% were happy to book through supervisors. Only 27% wanted to book for themselves. 91% really appreciated the email reminders. Most felt the training was at the right time had the Go-Live date stayed the same. Results: Results TRAINING 78% of people already knew about Osney. 83% people found the course materials helpful. But only 53% knew they were available online. 23 people wanted online training. Certificates were a big NO! Presentation #1: Presentation #1 14th March I presented my findings to the LMS team. Just as the new training was being organised. Did I Make A Difference?: Did I Make A Difference? New training was announced in April 2007. It included… Online booking The ability to book for yourself Advance warning of bookings Evaluation: Evaluation New Skills Different aspect of Librarianship Too early in the Trainee year? Hard to evaluate effect as not directly influenced my own library.