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Call for Nominations for Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards 2018—Deadline October 5

2016 awardees Neal Kaske, Stephen Town; 2016 conference co-chairs Sue Baughman, Steve Hiller (left to right)

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the University of Washington Libraries, and the Library Assessment Conference Steering Committee are soliciting nominations for the 2018 Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards. The awards will be presented at the Library Assessment Conference in Houston, Texas, December 5–7.


The Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards honor individuals based on the following criteria:

  • Substantial contributions to effective, sustainable, and practical library assessment in any type of library or the wider community
  • Evidence of contributions through presentations; publications; development, adoption, and dissemination of novel methods; service to the library assessment community, including advocating for sound decision-making; or other work (consulting, etc.)
  • Retired from full-time work or anticipating retirement by August 31, 2019


To nominate someone for a Library Assessment Career Achievement Award, submit a 500–1,000-word description of the individual’s contributions to library assessment and how they meet the award criteria using the nomination form. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. eastern daylight time on Friday, October 5, 2018.

Additional Information

Each awardee will receive complimentary registration to the 2018 Library Assessment Conference and the conference in future years, and will be reimbursed up to US$1,000 for travel expenses (including two nights lodging) for the 2018 conference. Awardees will be notified in October.

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 2018 awards will be presented during the luncheon on Wednesday, December 5. 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 email to laconf@arl.org. For more information about the Library Assessment Conference, visit www.libraryassessment.org.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information.

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.