New LRS Fellows, Practicum Student for 2006

The Library Research Service is ringing in the new year with two new LRS Fellows, Daphne Eastburn and Holly Cole, and a new Practicum student, Schanie Cairns.

Daphne has already updated the Research Methods page on LRS.org, added several new entries to that site?s Field Initiated Studies page, and is updating the mini-brochure, Quotable Facts About Colorado Libraries.

With Daphne, Schanie will be producing a series of ?boilerplate? surveys to assist library managers in assessing user needs, customer satisfaction, and economic value. Schanie will also be contributing to projects related to the changing library workforce, including planning for a longitudinal study of the developing career paths of University of Denver library and information science graduates.

Holly is producing the LRS?s first performance rankings of public libraries in the state, modeling a process that will also be undertaken nationally on behalf of the Federal-State Cooperative (FSCS) for Public Library Data.

Keith
Lance_k@cde.state.co.us

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