Susan Kistler on the AEA Public eLibrary

My name is Susan Kistler and I am the Executive Director for the American Evaluation Association. You likely know that AEA’s annual conference is coming up the week beginning October 30. What you may not know is that conference presenters are strongly encouraged to share handouts and supplementary materials via the AEA public eLibrary.

Rad Resource: Watch the AEA Public eLibrary over the next couple of weeks as the materials from the conference are added. There are already over 800 slide sets, papers, instruments, and such in the eLibrary and this number will increase significantly in the coming weeks.

Hot Tip: Items in the AEA public eLibrary may be searched and downloaded by anyone – the eLibrary is provided as a public service to the field. Use the “Search Library” link on the left column in the eLibrary to search by keyword or by items tagged for any of AEA’s 40+ Topical Interest Groups, to find items that match your needs and interests.

Hot Tip: You don’t need to be a presenter to share items in the eLibrary. If you are an AEA member, consider sharing instruments, syllabi, reports, etc.

Hot Tip: If you are a presenter, upload your materials prior to the conference and then encourage attendees to access your handouts or slide deck in the eLIbrary rather than printing and distributing handouts on site. At the conference, distribute only those materials that will actually be used during the session, presentation copies and supplementary materials can have a great home in the eLIbrary.

Hot Tip: If you have not uploaded to the eLibrary before, the following short (4 minute) video will walk you through the process.

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