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ARL Statistics & Assessment Presentations from ALA Midwinter 2015 Now Online

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Slideshows and the accompanying audio from ARL Statistics & Assessment presentations delivered at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago on January 30, 2015, are now freely available on the ARL YouTube channel. The ARL Survey Coordinators and SPEC Liaisons Meeting focused on facilities data and the ARL Library Assessment Forum covered ARL activities, the Library Assessment Conference 2014 and 2016, and the IPEDS Academic Libraries Component. Links to the videos are provided below.

The ARL Survey Coordinators and SPEC Liaisons Meeting featured presentations on “Learning Spaces: Data & Assessment,” by Joan Lippincott of the Coalition for Networked Information (0:00–15:36); “Assessing Library Spaces,” by Bob Fox of the University of Louisville and chair of the ARL Statistics and Assessment Committee  (15:37–36:16); and the “ARL Facilities Inventory,” by Martha Kyrillidou of ARL (36:17–58:38).

The ARL Library Assessment Forum included an “ARL Update: Statistics and Assessment” in the context of ARL’s new strategic Framework, by Martha Kyrillidou (0:00–27:07); a “2014 Library Assessment Conference Review and a Peek at 2016,” by Steve Hiller of the University of Washington and co-chair of the Library Assessment Conference (27:08–49:57); and a discussion of the “IPEDS: Academic Libraries (AL) Component,” by David Larsen and Elizabeth Edwards of the University of Chicago (49:58–1:06:17).


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/.

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