May Expanding Knowledge Webinar: Visualization and Assessment

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The BLC was pleased to announce the May webinar of our Expanding Knowledge Webinar Series "Expanding Knowledge: Visualization and Assessment" with Steven Braun, Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist at Northeastern University and Konstantin Starikov, Head of Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Services at Boston University, on Tuesday, May 8th, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

A full recording of the webinar is archived in the "Member Events"  section of the BLC website.

In this webinar, attendees obtained a basic understanding of assessment, data visualization, and their uses in a library setting. The presenters addressed these questions while providing a gentle introduction to both topics, showing some examples of their use, and suggesting resources for further learning: What is assessment, and how can it be used to improve the user experience? What is data visualization, and how can it help us in assessment? 

Steven Braun received his M.S. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University and his B.A. in chemistry and Asian studies from St. Olaf College. His visualization work emphasizes interdisciplinary connections that challenge the ways in which we understand information, experience, and narrative in the world around us. For samples of Steven’s work, see  

Konstantin Starikov's primary areas of interest are user services, digital scholarship, scholarly communications and the relationship between the humanities and sciences. He holds a PhD in Russian Studies from Brown University and a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences from The University of Chicago. He has been co-chairing the Assessment COI at BLC since 2015.