The first step in the project is to clearly outline the goals of the study. A cogent statement of near term (and even long term) goals will help everyone involved stay focused on the task(s) at hand. Ask: “Why are we embarking on this evaluation project and what do we hope to get out of it?” If the project will expand in the future, then indicate that fact in your goal statement. This step is very important, since the stated goals of the project will be used as the centerpiece in communicating with the library staff, teaching and research faculty, and the university provost.
Examples of near term goals might include: