The Proceedings of the 2016 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment are now available on the conference website.
The sixth biennial Library Assessment Conference, held in Arlington, Virginia, October 31–November 2, 2016, brought together 600 participants from 47 US states and the District of Columbia, 7 Canadian provinces, and 12 countries outside of North America. The program offered panel, paper, lightning talk, and poster presentations covering all areas of library assessment. The proceedings, 692 pages, include 28 papers and 62 short papers, representing the diversity of assessment efforts, including data visualization, facilities and spaces, and methods and surveys.
The next conference will be held in fall 2018. The conference is co-hosted by the Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington Libraries. For additional information, visit the Library Assessment Conference website or send e-mail to LAConf@arl.org.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 123 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 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 www.lib.washington.edu/.