October 26–28, 2020—The Westin O'Hare (Chicago)

Library Assessment Conference — Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment

The 2020 Library Assessment Conference will be held the week of October 25 in Chicago, IL at the Westin O’Hare.

Thank you to our 591 attendees at the 2018 Library Assessment Conference in Houston!

The Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington Libraries, together with our local hosts, University of Houston Libraries and Texas A&M University Libraries, held the 2018 conference December 5–7. The conference goal was 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. This year’s conference included 82 poster presentations and 94 paper sessions, as well as panels and practicums. Plenary sessions included a compelling keynote from Paul-Jervis Heath at Modern Human and a panel discussion on inclusion by Mark A. Puente, ARL, Lorraine Haricombe, University of Texas Libraries, and David H. Carlson, Texas A&M University. Pre- and post-conference workshops were held on Tuesday, December 4 and Friday, December 7.

Code of Conduct

We are committed to an inclusive and positive conference experience.

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Thank you for presenting at the conference. Slides are now available on the schedule page. Posters are online on the poster schedule page. Papers are being added to the 2018 Proceedings page as they are being formatted and finalized.

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Career Awards

These awards recognize individuals who have made substantial contributions to effective, sustainable, and practical library assessment as evidenced through presentations, publications, methods, service, advocacy, and other work. The 2018 award recipients are Bill Wilson and Ethel Himmel and Steve Hiller.

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Travel Awards

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.

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