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Call for Nominations: Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards

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ARL and the Library Assessment Conference Planning Committee are now soliciting nominations for the 2014 Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards, which will be presented at the Library Assessment Conference in Seattle, August 4–6. These awards honor individuals with substantial contributions to the field of library assessment based on both of the following criteria:

  • 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, 2014

Send nominations to laconf@arl.org by Friday, May 30, 2014, with a one-paragraph (maximum) description of the individual’s contributions to library assessment.

Awardees will be provided travel (including two nights of lodging) and registration expenses to attend the Library Assessment Conference.

Previous award winners are:

2012: Karin De Jager, Sam Kalb, Donald W. King, Joan Rapp

2010: Gordon Fretwell, Roswitha Poll, Kendon Stubbs

2008: Amos Lakos, Shelley Phipps, Duane Webster

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 awards will be presented on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, prior to the conference reception in Seattle.

If you have any questions or need additional clarification, please contact laconf@arl.org. For more information regarding the conference, 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/.