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Library Assessment Conference Travel Awardees Share Their Perspectives on Conference

2018 Library Assessment Conference Travel Award Recipients

The 11 outstanding individuals awarded travel grants to attend the 2018 Library Assessment Conference in Houston, Texas, December 4–6, have shared brief reflections of their experiences at the conference:

The Importance of Design in Assessment
Selena Bryant, User Engagement and Inclusion Librarian, Mann Library, Cornell University

Assessment as Process, Assessment as Culture
Alexa Carter, NCSU Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University

Reflection on the Library Assessment Conference 2018
Kimberly Lace Fama, Reference Librarian, The University of British Columbia

2018 Library Assessment Conference Reflection
Twanna Hodge, Academic/Research Librarian, Health Sciences Library, SUNY Upstate Medical University

LAC 2018: A Long Way to Grow, but a Good Start
Zhehan Jiang, PhD, Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama

Assessment That Matters: Ensuring Informed Decision-Making for Maximum Impact
Jean Sarurai Kanengoni, PhD Student in Library and Information Science, School of Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

LAC 2018 Reflection
Leni Matthews, User Experience Librarian, University of Texas at Arlington

LAC 2018 Reflection
Kyung-Im (Kim) Noh, Data Analyst, Harvard University

A Call to Action: Reflecting on the Library Assessment Conference
Marisa Ramirez, Archival Processing Assistant, Loyola Marymount University

LAC 2018 Reflection
Danielle Rapue, Systems & Assessment Librarian, Pasadena City College

2018 Library Assessment Conference Summary
Lamonica Sanford, Assessment Librarian, Georgia College

The Library Assessment Conference Travel Awards are offered to students and early-career professionals from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who have demonstrated a strong interest in assessment and have the potential to contribute to the profession by deploying and developing innovative assessment and evaluation methods and strategies.

The Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington Libraries, the conference co-sponsors, welcomed nearly 600 attendees to the 2018 conference. The conference goal is to build and further a vibrant library assessment community by bringing together interested practitioners and researchers who have responsibility or interest in the broad field of library assessment.

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.

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