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The Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington Libraries will host the 2020 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment in Rosemont, IL (Chicago Area), October 26–28.

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

Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors for their support in building a strong library assessment community.

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Local Info

The 2020 Library Assessment Conference will be held at The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.

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Steering Committee

Steve Hiller

Conference Co-Chair, University of Washington

Sue Baughman

Conference Co-Chair, Association of Research Libraries

Jackie Belanger

University of Washington

Elizabeth Edwards

University of Chicago

Brian Keith

University of Florida

Martha Kyrillidou

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; QualityMetrics, LLC

Klara Maidenberg

University of Toronto

Megan Oakleaf

Syracuse University

Angela Pappalardo

Association of Research Libraries

Maurini Strub

University of Rochester

Frankie Wilson

University of Oxford

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For more information about the conference, please contact us.

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Past Conferences

Proceedings and schedules are available for all past conferences, from 2006 to 2018.

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Conference Hosts

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. 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/.