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Award-Winning Posters at Library Assessment Conference Focus on Improving User Experience

First-place poster by Hagman, Bussell, and Guder

ARL and the University of Washington are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Library Assessment Conference poster session. The awards were presented on August 5 at the conference in Seattle, Washington. The winning posters, along with all poster session submissions, are available on the conference website.

The highly regarded poster session was part of the biennial Library Assessment Conference sponsored by ARL and the University of Washington. The 2014 session featured 45 posters on the topics of Teaching and Learning, Data and Collections, Organizational Performance, Facilities/Spaces, and Methods/Surveys. Conference attendees chose the winning posters in a “people’s choice” format.

Winning Posters

All three winning posters focus on improving the user’s experience of the library, either by better assessing user needs, evaluating how the library helps users to succeed, or using GIS to optimize the use of spaces and collections.

lac2014-1st-place-poster-badgeFirst Place
“In the Mix: A Student-Centered Approach to Needs Assessment Survey Development” (PDF)

Jessica Hagman, Hilary Bussell, Chris Guder (Ohio University)

lac2014-2nd-place-poster-badgeSecond Place
“Evaluating Library Contribution to Student Success” (PDF)

Dana Thomas, Weina Wang (Ryerson University)

lac2014-3rd-place-poster-badgeThird Place
“Using GIS to Facilitate Data-Driven Decision Making” (PDF)

Jason Glatz (Western Michigan University)

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/.