The Proceedings of the 2014 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment (PDF) are now available on the conference website.
The fifth biennial Library Assessment Conference, held in Seattle, Washington, brought together 600 participants from 47 US states, 8 Canadian provinces, and 14 countries outside of North America. The program offered panel, paper, lightning talk, and poster presentations covering all areas of library assessment. Session themes represented the diversity of assessment efforts and included data visualization, librarian liaisons, public libraries, and collaboration outside the library. The proceedings, 836 pages, include contributed keynote papers by:
- Margie Jantti, University of Wollongong, Australia
- Debra Gilchrist, Pierce College, USA
- David Kay, Sero Consulting Ltd., UK
The 2016 Library Assessment Conference, celebrating 10 years of the conference, will be held in Arlington, Virginia, from October 31 through November 2. Look for registration information to be released in March 2016.
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/.