WHAT WE DO.
Our mission is to foster organizational commitment to evidence-based decision making, library assessment, research and development. OUr focus areas include: improving library and university organizational strategy, outcomes and success metrics; building the case for effective budget presentations; refreshing library assessment and statistical gathering activities; supporting institutions with their accreditation.
Having Martha’s vast knowledge of academic library assessment programs and methodologies on hand provided options for us to consider while crafting an effective data collection strategy to meet our focus and needs.
When Martha first joined us, we presented her with an overambitious draft of questions. Martha patiently guided us to focus our survey purpose, create structured questions that would elicit actionable feedback, and reduce the number of survey questions to increase the likelihood university faculty would complete the survey.
Martha had an outstanding 22 year career at ARL. She led ARL statistics and assessment programs shifting the focus of library assessment from merely input and output measures to outcomes and impacts.
Thank you for your help and engagement … It’s been incredibly helpful for moving our campus conversations forward, and it’s always uplifting to engage with colleagues like you.
Largely as a result of Dr. Kyrillidou’s untiring work, the profession has taken giant steps in moving forward toward a rational evaluation of the billions of dollars invested in society’s libraries, not only in the Unites States, but globally.
Since LibQUAL+’s initial development, Dr. Kyrillidou has guided it through a series of refinements and enhancements that have contributed significantly to its widespread acceptance and use among an international community of libraries. At present  more than 1,300 libraries worldwide use LibQUAL+ ….. This is a remarkable – and rare – accomplishment.
Webinar Series on Collaborative Research!
The LRRT Webinar on Collaborative Research stretched my own thinking in this area as I was trying to link the threads of different collaborative projects I led over the years (slides from my presentation are [...]
Growth in the Nation’s Largest Counties Rebounds in 2022 (US Census)
[Source: U.S. Census Bureau] MARCH 30, 2023 — After some of the nation's most populous counties experienced significant outmigration and population declines in 2021, overall patterns of population growth and decline are moving towards pre-pandemic rates [...]
Licensed databases by state library agencies
During the LSTA 5-year evaluations Quality Metrics compiled lists of databases made available through the statewide programs. Please find attached/linked a spreadsheet that compiles these resources for ease of comparison, specifically those that are publicly described on [...]
Workshop Series on Facilities for Public Libraries
QualityMetrics is delighted to offer a series of three webinars on facilities planning. Bill Wilson and Martha Kyrillidou will facilitate the webinar series. Over three sessions (2.5 hours each) we will equip attendees with the [...]
27 State Library Administrative Agency LSTA Evaluations available on the IMLS website
QualityMetrics, LLC successfully completed 27 State Library Agency Evaluations for the period covering 2018-2022. The reports are now available on the IMLS website. This year's five year evaluations incorporate valuable lessons about libraries pivoting during [...]
Designing Academic Libraries with Student Success In Mind
QualityMetrics proudly presents the work we did on the Rasmuson Library Student Success Center at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Our work there started before the pandemic and was concluded during the pandemic; the library is [...]