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Assessment Community

The Library Assessment Conference is a biennial event gathering a vibrant community of practitioners and researchers engaged with the noble mission of demonstrating the value of the library in today's ever-changing environment. As library assessment is gaining in prominence as institutional calls for greater accountability abound, the conference provides a mix of invited speakers, contributed papers and posters, and workshops that stimulate discussion and provide workable ideas for effective, practical and sustainable assessment.

Online communities are available through the Library Assessment Blog and the ARL-ASSESS e-mail list. ARL also offers training in relevant skills and methods through such events as the Service Quality Evaluation Academy


Library Assessment Blog

A blog for and by librarians interested in library assessment, evaluation, and improvement supported by the Association of Research Libraries
  • Final Call – Proposals due Friday, May 2 – Tina E. Chrzastowski, Head of Access & Delivery Services, University Library, Santa Clara University – On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Access Services Conference 2014, Unlocking the 21st Century Library.  This year’s event will be held […]
  • Our newest comic announces open registration for the 2014 ARL Library Assessment Conference.  
  • Proposal notifications are on the way!  Please give us a few days to send out all of the emails.  You will hear from us soon!  In the meantime, enjoy our latest comic strip.


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