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Sheila B Robinson on Mining for the Mother Lode on eval.org!

Winter Greetings Dear aea365 readers! I’m Sheila B. Robinson, your very cold Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor. While I do love the outdoors in winter in western NY state, I’m also inclined to stay in on chilly evenings, and do a little exploring of some of my favorite websites.

In early 1998, eval.org had exactly 11 subpages*. Today, there are countless pages, and as many times as I look at our site, I always seem to stumble on one or more I haven’t yet explored. In nearly 19 years, eval.org has become a virtual one-stop shop for all my evaluation needs.

Lesson Learned: This time, I stumbled upon Links of Interest, under the “Read” drop down menu on the main site. This page features two dozen resources of interest to evaluators. Hidden gems in this page include:

Lesson Learned: Another treasure trove I found is the AEA Member-Author Bibliography, a list of nearly 300 texts, journal articles, and series by AEA members. Need an article or text for an evaluation project, research paper, journal article, white paper, or even blog article? The list contains works by authors from Abbott to Zimmerman.

Hot Tip: These pages and others rely on us – readers and members who take the time to explore them – to identify updates, changes, outdated links, and additions. Please check them out and email info@eval.org with any updates. Be sure to include complete and detailed information as well as the link to the specific page that needs updating, and an correct titles, references and links for any updates you suggest.

*Courtesy of the great internet archive Wayback Machine.

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