Association of Research Libraries

University of Washington Libraries

Library Assessment Conference

Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment

2016 Library Assessment Conference
Arlington, Virginia
October 31–November 2, 2016

About the Conference

The Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington Libraries are pleased to announce the 2016 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, to be held in Arlington, Virginia October 31–November 2. 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. This biennial conference builds on the success of the first fiveconferences held in Charlottesville (2006, 2012), Seattle (2008, 2014), and Baltimore (2010).

Pre-conference and post-conference workshops will be held on Sunday, October 30, 1:00–4:30 p.m., and Thursday, November 3, 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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 Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

Steering Committee members

Jackie Belanger, University of Washington
Sue Baughman, Association of Research Libraries, Co-Chair
Bob Fox, University of Louisville, Ex Officio as Chair of the ARL Assessment Committee
Steve Hiller, University of Washington, Co-Chair
Lisa Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Martha Kyrillidou, QualityMetrics, LLC
Vivian Lewis, McMaster University
Megan Oakleaf, Syracuse University
Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Brigham Young University
Stephen Town, University of York, UK, Ex Officio as Liaison to the Northumbria Conference

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