Evaluation of 2004

Both the ANLTC Evaluation Review and the Library Staff Survey were considered when evaluating 2004.  The committee members worked in groups and looked at the programme and the operation of ANLTC in terms of what worked, what didn’t work so well and possible solutions/changes





Didn’t Work So Well



Good take up rate on courses

Timing and location is an issue

Two day events can be difficult in terms of cost, venues etc.

Day events can be very compressed


Joint QUB and UL event

Events near public transport

QUB & UU to offer different type of event

More regional events

More co-operative events

Min. length of three hours for half day and 6 hours for full day event

Three day events over three months similar to management skills

Good range and spread of very topical subjects

People reported not enough practicals

Ensure we incorporate courses with strong practical skills e.g. cataloguing etc.


Evaluations rated courses very highly

Not sure if evaluation form is yielding the data we want, possibly people need more time to reflect on their learning experiences

Evaluation form – move open questions to before tick boxes

Encourage writing of internal reports on courses—have a standard template

Identify top five topics for new courses

Explore personal development plans (will come under PDMS)

Having specific roles helped get things done


Roles were very time consuming

Rotate roles

Have a vice-chairperson

Assign CPD to the CPD sub-group for the present

Administration of events worked

Administration time consuming

Possibility of administrative support

Business plan to acquire additional support

Share events, /regional,/ collaborative, repeat cycle over two years

Comm. Members get support from colleague

Presenters were favourably received and staff from ANLTC member libraries got the opportunity to present on occasions.

Bringing trainers over from UK is expensive

Training rooms were not satisfactory occasionally

Agree training rates

Foster the skills and knowledge in our staff to design and deliver courses.

Cost effective



The programme seems to fit into overall organistational staff development 


Ensure our HR or other relevant department in our individual institutions is made aware of ANLTC activity

Survey got high response rate and yields useful data


Use survey data to inform planning

Our various links e.g. with CONUL and DepLIS heightened our visibility

Were not able to accommodate outside institutions requesting membership

Support other higher education organisations  in setting up similar initiatives to ANLTC

Website was a very effective tool both for online programme and for marketing


Have full summary programme up by Christmas

Indicate course level – target audience

Logo was developed



Celebrated 100th event



LA Award was run

Poor take up on LA award

Invite current winner to visit our libraries (costs borne by ANLTC) to talk to LA’s about how she went about applying for award and telling about her visit to University of Phnom Pen

Extend the award to group submissions

ANLTC was a useful forum for ourselves






Helen Fallon

13th October 2005