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The Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington Libraries will host the 2022 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment virtually November 1–3.

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 seven conferences held in Charlottesville, Virginia (2006, 2012); Seattle, Washington (2008, 2014); Baltimore, Maryland (2010); Arlington, Virginia (2016), Houston, Texas (2018), and virtually (2020–2021).

Steering Committee

Steve Hiller

Conference Co-Chair, University of Washington

Nancy Turner

Conference Co-Chair, Association of Research Libraries, Research and Analytics Committee; Temple University

Giovanna Badia

McGill University

Jackie Belanger

University of Washington

Jaymey Butler

Association of Research Libraries

Elizabeth Edwards

University of Chicago

Martha Kyrillidou

QualityMetrics, LLC

Megan Oakleaf

Syracuse University

Laura Spears

University of Florida

Cameron Tuai

Drake University

Nola Walker

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Frankie Wilson

University of Oxford

Krystal Wyatt-Baxter

University of Texas at Austin

LibPMC International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries

The International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries (UK based) is the sister conference to the Library Assessment Conference (US based). The collaboration between the two events started in October 2000 when organizers of the ARL symposium on “The New Culture of Assessment in Academic Libraries: Measuring Library Service Quality” invited the organizers of the UK event to join and present at the symposium in Washington, DC. The relationship was strengthened when the 4th International Conference was organized by ARL in Pittsburgh, PA, as an IFLA preconference, in 2001. The Pittsburgh event experience was the foundation upon which the Library Assessment Conference built upon in 2006 supported by ARL, the University of Virginia, and the University of Washington. Since 2006, the two sister conferences have made the commitment to organize their events in alternate years.
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Past Conferences

Proceedings and schedules are available for all past conferences, from 2006 to 2020.

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Conference Hosts

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.

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 http://www.lib.washington.edu/.