Library Assessment Conference — Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment

Thank you to everyone who attended the six virtual sessions between October 29, 2020 and March 17, 2021. Recordings, slides, and papers are available on the past conferences page.

Watch the sessions


International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries

The Library Assessment Conference’s sister conference, LibPMC, will take place virtually 2–4 November 2021.

The Conference brings together practitioners, researchers, educators and students interested in all aspects of performance measurement in library and information services in any context. The conference provides a mix of invited speakers, contributed papers and workshops designed to stimulate discussion, provide ideas for measuring and improving library performance, and develop new concepts and techniques to advance the field.

Visit the LibPMC Website


The 2020 posters are now online. The conference did not hold a virtual poster session, but we encourage you to engage with poster authors directly and to stay in touch with the community and conference via the ARL-Assess email group and by using #LAC20 on Twitter.

View the 2020 Posters

Detailed Schedule

Watch the recorded presentations and see slides from all six virtual sessions.

View the 2020 paper presentation schedule and recordings


Thank you to all of our 2020 presenters! More information on presentation and paper files is on the presenters page. Paper proceedings are available on the past conferences page.

Read about virtual paper session logistics, presentation files, and accessibility


The conference will not offer workshops this year, due to the difficulty of running interactive, participatory workshops in an online setting, and with the recognition that it is likely that many potential attendees are already experiencing fatigue from extended online work amidst challenging work situations.

To acknowledge the accepted workshops and the significant work authors put into their proposals, we are highlighting their work and encourage them to offer these programs in other venues.

Read More about the 2020 Accepted Workshops

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. Career Awards will resume in 2022.

Learn more about the career awards and past recipients

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.

Learn more about the travel awards