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Hello aea365-ers! Sheila B Robinson here, your Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with some Hot Tips, Cool Tricks and one really Rad Resource – our AEA Public eLibrary!

Rad Resource: The AEA Public eLibrary, under the “read” menu on our main site at eval.org is a fabulous resource for evaluation-related content. I’ve always been impressed with our association’s generous offering of evaluation resources to members and non-members alike, and the Public eLibrary is one of my favorites.

Hot Tip: Now is a great time to look for your favorite presenter’s materials whether from Evaluation 2017, a recent Coffee Break webinar, AEA Summer Institute, or even an event from years ago. Perhaps you’re just looking for something new to add to your knowledge base or inform your work around a specific evaluation-related topic.

Of the 2276 current entries, over 30 have been added since Evaluation 2017, and materials are added year-round.

Hotter Tip: Advanced search options. Try searching using advanced search options which allows you to search for materials by:

  • term / keyword / phrase
  • posted since date or posted before date
  • author’s first or last name
  • company name or email address
  • specific tags or keyword
  • event
  • topical interest group (TIG)

Cool Trick: Author’s names are hyperlinks to their profiles where you can often see what they do, where they work, and access any other other materials they have contributed to the library.

Cooler Trick: Since users can create their own tags, not all of the conference-related content is necessarily in one category. Try searching “AEA 2017” along with “Evaluation 2017” and even “#Eval17.”

Lesson Learned: In this library, no one will ask you to be quiet, there are no late fees, and food and drink are welcome all the time!

Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to aea365@eval.org . aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators.

Happy Weekend AEA365-ers! I’m Sheila B. Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor and I am so excited to be headed to Chicago, IL for Evaluation 2015.

I’ve been perusing the conference schedule and as usual, have chosen 2-5 sessions to attend for each time slot. Clearly, I cannot attend them all, and thus begins the prioritizing. The thing is, no matter what session I do choose to attend, I’m always wondering what I’m missing at the others.

Enter AEA’s public eLibrary, my second choice for learning from sessions I missed at the conference. I’m afraid the eLibrary hasn’t had much press lately (last time it was featured on aea365 was here), so it’s about time I remind all of you of all it has to offer.

Hot Tip: Look for all kinds of resources in the eLibrary: Handouts from every type of session at the conference, as well as from Coffee Break Webinars and more. A few people have even uploaded Evaluation 2015 materials already, so you can sneak a peek prior to conference time! This is also a great way to get to know a little bit about some of the presenters.

There are nearly 2000 resources available to anyone willing to click on the links. Many resources in the eLibrary are quite well appreciated as is evidenced by the hundreds (some over 1000) downloads they’ve experienced. Search for just about any evaluation-related topic, and you’re certain to find something of interest.

Get Involved: If you are presenting at the conference, please consider sharing your materials in the eLibrary. You can easily upload files, links, or even Youtube videos. You will be doing a kind service to your fellow evaluators, especially those who can’t attend the conference or your session and are interested in learning from you. As is mentioned in the title of this post, ‘sharing is caring.’

Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to aea365@eval.org . aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators.

Hi! I’m Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor. Today, I want to remind you about a fabulous resource for evaluation-related content – the AEA Public eLibrary. I’ve always been impressed with this organization’s generous offering of evaluation resources to members and non-members alike, and the Public eLibrary is one of my favorites.

Your library is your paradise.

-Desiderius Erasmus

Now’s the time to look for that great presenter’s materials whether from a recent conference, coffee break webinar, or summer institute, or an event from a few years ago. Perhaps you’re just looking for something new to add to your knowledge base or inform your work around a specific evaluation-related topic. Today, I found 207 new uploads just since Evaluation 2013 started on October 16, and materials are added year-round.

Lesson Learned: In this library, no one will ask you to be quiet, there are no late fees, and food and drink are welcome all the time!

Hot Tip: Advanced search options. Try searching using advanced search options which allows you to search for materials by:

  • term / keyword / phrase
  • posted since date or posted before date
  • author’s first or last name
  • company name or email address
  • specific tags or keyword
  • event
  • topical interest group (TIG)

Cool Trick: Author’s names are hyperlinks to their profiles where you can often see what they do, where they work, and access any other other materials they have contributed to the library.

I wanted to see if any of my favorite evaluators have uploaded some new content and here’s just some of what I found:

Rad Resource: The AEA Public eLibrary. Check it out!

Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to aea365@eval.org . aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators.

 

 

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