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Library Assessment Conference 2020 to Convene in the Chicago Area

Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan
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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the University of Washington (UW) Libraries are planning the next Library Assessment Conference, which will be held in Rosemont, Illinois, October 26–28, 2020.

Since 2006, the Library Assessment Conference has convened every two years. The conference builds and supports the wide-reaching community of library assessment practitioners and researchers who have responsibility or interest in this broad field. The multi-day event is a mix of invited speakers, workshops, and contributed papers and posters that stimulate discussion and provide feasible ideas for effective, practical, and sustainable library assessment. Previous conferences have been held in Charlottesville, Virginia (2006, 2012); Seattle, Washington (2008, 2014); Baltimore, Maryland (2010); Arlington, Virginia (2016); and Houston, Texas (2018).

Details about the 2020 conference will be posted on the Library Assessment Conference website. The 2020 conference steering committee is composed of the following members:

Steve Hiller, University of Washington, Co-Chair

Sue Baughman, Association of Research Libraries, Co-Chair

Jackie Belanger, University of Washington

Elizabeth Edwards, University of Chicago

Brian Keith, University of Florida

Martha Kyrillidou, QualityMetrics, LLC

Klara Maidenberg, University of Toronto

Megan Oakleaf, Syracuse University

Angela Pappalardo, Association of Research Libraries

Maurini Strub, University of Rochester

Frankie Wilson, University of Oxford

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, 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.