Posted to the Future Ready Librarians Facebook Group on June 9, 2017 by Brad Malone.
- Who is the audience? Is it just me? If you don't have a plan to share this with more than me, I would be worried about the time you spent putting it together. I wouldn't want a LMS spending five of their busy minutes making a beautiful report for my benefit.
- What is the context? Many of you quantify all sorts of information, but it's given no context. So you checked out 2 billion books. Okay, impressive but is that more than last year or less? What steps did you take to increase that number? What's your plan going forward? Most of the statistics feel like really fun trivia that make me say cool and then shrug saying so what.
- I have program goals. The principals have building goals. How does any of this move us towards those goals? I care our students are mastering ISTE standards and developing information literacy skills. I care that teachers are integrating technology successfully. I care that LMS are fostering a love of reading. Knowing what book is most checked out doesn't help me see how you working towards any of that.