ARL and the University of Washington Libraries are offering a special $200 public library package for the 2014 Library Assessment Conference to be held August 4–6 in Seattle, Washington. The package includes conference attendance on Wednesday, August 6, and a choice of one workshop on Thursday, August 7. Traditionally, the conference has focused on academic libraries. This year, selected papers, panels, and workshops—especially those scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday during the conference—are of interest to public libraries.
Of particular note will be two sessions on Wednesday featuring Denise Davis (Sacramento Public Library), Mary Hirsh (Public Library Association), and Joe Matthews (author and consultant), who will lead a discussion of performance indicators and assessment for public libraries.
Thursday morning workshops of interest to public libraries include:
- Practical Strategies for Building Assessment Capacity in Libraries
- Getting the Message Out: Creating a Multi-Directional Approach to Communicating Assessment
To register for the full conference and view the program and workshop schedules, visit the Library Assessment Conference website.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.