The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the University of Washington Libraries, and the Library Assessment Conference Steering Committee are now soliciting nominations for the 2016 Library Assessment Career Achievement Award, which will be presented at the Library Assessment Conference in Arlington, Virginia, October 31–November 2. These awards honor individuals based on the following criteria:
- Made substantial contributions to effective, sustainable, and practical library assessment as evidenced through presentations/publications, methods, service, advocacy, and other work
- Retired from full-time work or anticipated retirement by December 31, 2016
To nominate someone for a Library Assessment Career Achievement Award, send a brief (one-page maximum) description of the individual’s contributions to library assessment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. eastern daylight time on Thursday, June 30, 2016.
Each awardee will receive complimentary registration to the 2016 Library Assessment Conference and the conference in future years, and will be reimbursed up to $1,000 (US) for travel expenses (including two nights lodging) for the 2016 conference. Awardees will be notified in early August.
The Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards are offered in conjunction with the biennial Library Assessment Conference organized by the Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington. The 2016 awards will be presented at the conclusion of the conference on Wednesday, November 2. Information about past awardees is on the conference website.
If you have questions or need further information about the Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards, send e-mail to email@example.com. For more information about the Library Assessment Conference, visit http://www.libraryassessment.org/.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 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/.
About the University of Washington Libraries
The University of Washington (UW) Libraries, located in Seattle, is the largest library in the Pacific Northwest. The UW Libraries is well-known for its innovative programs and services in assessment, organizational development, user spaces, and institutional collaboration. Its print and digital collections support world-class research and scholarship in such areas as health sciences, environmental sciences, area and language studies, and the Pacific Northwest. UW Libraries is on the web at http://www.lib.washington.edu/.