The Proceedings of the 2018 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment are now available on the conference website.
The seventh biennial Library Assessment Conference, held in Houston, Texas, December 5–7, 2018, brought together nearly 600 participants primarily from North American academic libraries. The program offered paper and poster presentations, as well as invited keynotes, workshops, and practicums, covering all areas of library assessment. The 870-page proceedings contain 80 papers representing the diversity of assessment efforts, including value and impact, library space, methods and tools, digital libraries, and non-traditional users.
The conference is co-hosted by the Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington Libraries. The University of Houston Libraries and Texas A&M University Libraries were local sponsors for the 2018 event.
The next Library Assessment Conference will be held October 26–28, 2020, in Rosemont, Illinois. More information is on the web at http://www.libraryassessment.org.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 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. 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, digital scholarship, 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.