Presentations: HAPLR Rating System
American Libraries has featured five editions of Thomas J. Hennen Jr.ís HAPLR ratings since January of 1999. The ratings have received newspaper, radio, and television coverage in scores of communities throughout the U.S. The controversial rating system employs 6 input and 9 output measures to construct individualized rating summaries for the thousands of libraries in the U.S. The rankings are similar to an ACT or SAT score.
State by state scores put Tennessee last and Ohio first in the ratings, but this presentation will go beyond the simple scores into the details. Find out where your state or region's libraries need to improve as well as where they are already beating their peers in library service.
The presentation will include:
Type and Length of Presentation: One to three hour lecture/discussion session.
Sample presentation: Comparing Ohio's Top Ranked Libraries
Room Setup details.
I will need a screen and
projector that can connect with a computer using Microsoft Powerpoint. I expect
to be able to load the software and test the equipment at least a half an hour
before the program. I prefer a portable microphone as well as a podium.
Hennen Library Consulting