Registration is now open for the 2016 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, to be held October 31–November 2 in Arlington, Virginia. The preeminent conference in the field with more than 600 registrants, this biennial gathering supports and advances the growing library assessment community through formal presentations, workshops, and informal engagement. This sixth Library Assessment Conference is co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the University of Washington (UW) Libraries.
Early-Bird Registration (through July 1): $450
Registration (after July 1): $525
Additional workshop fees: $100 for each half-day workshop
Registration closes October 8, 2016. Register early to secure your space, as registration may close before the deadline due to high demand. Register online.
Pre-conference workshops will be held on Sunday, October 30, 1:00–4:30 p.m. Post-conference workshops will be held on Thursday, November 3, 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. More information about the workshops is available on the conference website.
The conference provides a full range of presentations—invited speakers, papers, and posters that cover all aspects of library assessment. There will be plenty of time to meet and engage with conference speakers and participants in formal and informal settings. All meetings will take place in the conference hotel, the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. (See the conference website for information about reserving hotel rooms.)
Steering Committee 2016
- Sue Baughman, Association of Research Libraries, Co-Chair
- Steve Hiller, University of Washington, Co-Chair
- Jackie Belanger, University of Washington
- Bob Fox, University of Louisville
- Lisa Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Martha Kyrillidou, Consultant
- Vivian Lewis, McMaster University
- Megan Oakleaf, Syracuse University
- Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Brigham Young University
- Stephen Town, CASQ Ltd., UK
For more details and to register, visit the Library Assessment Conference website.
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/.