Registration is now open for the 2018 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, to be held Wednesday–Friday, December 5–7, in Houston, Texas. 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 seventh Library Assessment Conference is co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington Libraries. The University of Houston Libraries and Texas A&M University Libraries will serve as hosts for the event, working with the conference sponsors on local arrangements and meeting planning. The conference is planned and organized by a Steering Committee composed of individuals active in the library assessment community.
The following registration options are available:
- Early-bird registration (through Saturday, September 1): $450
- Registration (after Saturday, September 1): $550
- Graduate student rates: $275 (early-bird); $300 (regular)
- Pre- and post-conference workshop rates: $100 (half day); $180 (full day)
Registration closes Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Register early to secure your space. Create an Ex Ordo account and register online.
Pre-conference workshops will be held on Tuesday, December 4. Post-conference workshops will be held on the afternoon of Friday, December 7. 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 Westin Galleria Houston. (See the conference website for information about reserving hotel rooms.)
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 125 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.
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.
About the University of Houston Libraries
The University of Houston (UH) Libraries advances student success, knowledge creation and preservation, and globally competitive research. UH Libraries comprises the MD Anderson Library, the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, the Weston A. Pettey Optometry Library, and the Music Library, providing high-impact collections, spaces, and tools that spark opportunities for transformational learning, discovery, and scholarship.
About the Texas A&M University Libraries
The Texas A&M University Libraries, located in College Station, serve 67,000 students, 3,700 instructional faculty, and 19 colleges and schools. The Libraries are driven by: information literacy programs to support University strategic missions, digitization and conservation efforts to protect collections, scholarly communications programs to enhance scholarly visibility, open access projects to reduce student costs, and re-imagining of library spaces to invite collaboration.