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Library Assessment Conference Award-Winning Posters Now Online

lac2012-paramount-theater-marqueeARL is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Library Assessment Conference poster session. The awards were presented on October 29, 2012, at the conference in Charlottesville, Virginia. The winning posters, along with all poster session submissions, are now available on the conference website.

 
 

Library Assessment Forum to Feature LibValue Work by U of Tennessee

ARL will host a Library Assessment Forum at the upcoming ALA Midwinter Meeting, featuring LibValue research conducted at the University of Tennessee. The forum will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Sheraton Seattle’s Ravenna Room. No registration is necessary to attend this event.

 
 

SPEC Kit 226: After the User Survey, What Then? (September 1997)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 226 (Transforming Libraries 4) is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View document here »

 
   

Safeguarding Collections at the Dawn of the 21st Century

This report responds to a recommendation of the 2006 ARL Task Force on the Future of Preservation in ARL Libraries. The task force encouraged ARL to conduct a high-level investigation of the range and balance of preservation activities represented among the ARL membership. The report is a thoughtful and thorough qualitative examination of how research libraries' preservation activities are evolving and expanding in the 21st century. It not only consideres activities traditionally captured by ARL’s Preservation Statistics, but also a host of emerging activities largely, but not exclusively, centered on developing digital collections and involving collaborative efforts.

pdf safeguarding-collections.pdf

 
 

Tributes to Library Assessment Career Achievement Award Winners Now Online

video tribute to Sam KalbARL has released YouTube videos of presentations honoring the 2012 Library Assessment Career Achievement Award Winners, along with transcripts of the awardees’ acceptance speeches. These awards recognize individuals with substantial contributions to effective, sustainable, and practical library assessment as evidenced through presentations, publications, methods, service, advocacy, and other work. The 2012 awardees are Karin De Jager and Joan Rapp from South Africa, Sam Kalb from Canada, and Donald W. King from the United States.

 
   

Library Assessment Career Achievement Awardees Named for 2012

laca-awards-2012s600x600clockwise from top left: Karin De Jager, Joan Rapp, Sam Kalb, Don KingARL is pleased to announce the 2012 Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards. These awards recognize individuals with substantial contributions to effective, sustainable, and practical library assessment as evidenced through presentations/publications, methods, service, advocacy, and other work. The 2012 awardees are Karin De Jager and Joan Rapp from South Africa, Sam Kalb from Canada, and Don King from the United States.

 
 

Special Collections in ARL Libraries

Until this 1998 survey, no systematic data had been collected on special collections in ARL libraries for nearly 20 years. The results of this survey provide a snapshot of these collections at the end of the twentieth century and identify areas for further investigation.

pdf special-collections-arl-libraries.pdf

 
 

Library Performance Measurement in the UK and Ireland

This survey was a joint initiative between SCONUL and ARL that focused on assessment activities in UK and Irish academic institutions, and reflects a SCONUL desire to provide tools, techniques, and data for performance measurement and improvement through its Working Group on Performance Improvement. The survey was distributed to the 180 members of SCONUL in September 2008. Seventy-seven libraries completed the survey. All of the libraries that responded indicated that they engaged in various performance measurement activities beyond the annual collection of data for SCONUL.

pdf library-performance-uk-ireland.pdf

Print copies are also available for $45.00 plus shipping & handling.

 
 
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