FYI, for anyone near St. John's who is on the APLA list but not on the
NLLA list.  Please RSVP by this Monday.





The Standing Committee on Research is pleased to invite you to the 2008
Memorial University Libraries Research Fair which will focus on
quantitative data sources and basic statistics. The event will take
place from 11am-2pm on Thursday, November 27th  in A2029, the Board of
Regents Boardroom. The committee extends a big thank you to the speakers
for participating in the event. If you plan to attend both, or one of
the sessions, please RSVP by Friday, November 21st.  Full details are

"Getting to the Source: a Survey of Quantitative Data Sources Available
to the Everyday Librarian" by Lisa Goddard 
This session will provide a survey of data sources that are available to
MUN librarians who wish to engage in statistical analysis of collections
and services. These include logs, reports, and data sources from web
servers, proxy servers, resource vendors, link resolvers, federated
search engines, institutional repositories, electronic reference
services, and the integrated library system. 

Coffee Break

"Demystifying Stats: a Primer on Basic Statistics" by Gillian Byrne
This session aims to demystify basic statistics, covering topics such as
variables, hypotheses, sampling, statistical significance, as well as
basic statistical calculations like cross-tabulations, chi-squares and
correlation coefficients.  The emphasis of this session is on
participants learning how to evaluate statistics produced by libraries,
both published and operational - there is NO math component in this
session (but there might be homework).


Wendy Rodgers

Humanities Liaison Librarian
Queen Elizabeth II Library
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada A1B 3Y1
Tel: (709) 737-4439
Fax: (709) 737-2153