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Register Now: Library Assessment Conference 2022 to Be Held November 1–3 Online

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Register by Friday, October 28, for the 2022 Library Assessment Conference, to be held virtually Tuesday–Thursday, November 1–3. The preeminent conference in the field, this ninth biennial Library Assessment Conference is co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington Libraries.

Keynote—Elusive Measures: The Imperative to Identify and Utilize DEI Indicators That Shape Stakeholder and Organizational Outcomes

Denise Stephens
Peggy V. Helmerich Chair and Dean of University Libraries
The University of Oklahoma

photo of Denise Stephens Denise Stephens has served as Peggy V. Helmerich Chair and Dean of University Libraries at The University of Oklahoma (OU) since May 2021. She returned to OU after serving in library and information technology leadership roles at the University of Virginia; The University of Kansas; Syracuse University; the University of California, Santa Barbara; and Washington University in St. Louis. She is an Oklahoma native who received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from OU.

During her professional career, Stephens has focused a considerable amount of her leadership effort on considerations related to how academic research libraries develop organizationally and strategies for demonstrating relevance and value in the higher education landscape. Her contributions include service on the ARL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the ARL Research and Analytics Committee, as well as board service for several national organizations advancing access to scholarship and cultural heritage materials. Among these organizations are the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Resources Network, the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST), and the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA).


The registration fee is $250 and the deadline is Friday, October 28, 2022. Create an Ex Ordo account and register online.



Conference Format

This year’s conference will feature invited speakers, formal papers, posters presented with live discussion, and interactive Assessment Accelerators (mini-workshops). Informal engagement for professional networking will be facilitated through chat and real-time discussions.

Some Assessment Accelerators have limited capacity that require preregistration and are filled on a first-come-first-served basis. In order to ensure greater access for all conference registrants, we ask that you limit the number of Assessment Accelerators you sign up for.

Additional Information

For more details and to register, visit the Library Assessment Conference website.


About the Library Assessment Conference

The Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington Libraries co-host the Library Assessment 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. The conference provides a mix of invited speakers, contributed papers and posters, and workshops that stimulate discussion and provide workable ideas for effective, practical, and sustainable library assessment.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of research libraries in Canada and the US whose vision is to create a trusted, equitable, and inclusive research and learning ecosystem and prepare library leaders to advance this work in strategic partnership with member libraries and other organizations worldwide. ARL’s mission is to empower and advocate for research libraries and archives to shape, influence, and implement institutional, national, and international policy. ARL develops the next generation of leaders and enables strategic cooperation among partner institutions to benefit scholarship and society. 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.