Know Before You Present! Library Assessment Conference 2022

The Library Assessment Conference Steering Committee looks forward to your participation in the ninth biennial Library Assessment Conference, to be held virtually Tuesday–Thursday, November 1–3, 2022.

Please find details and information below to ensure you have a great experience. Should you have questions, please contact

We look forward to your presentations!

Program Information

Before and during the conference, view the program schedule, reflected in eastern daylight time (EDT), and the Code of Conduct, which applies in all ARL events.

Slides and posters that were provided in advance are linked from the presentation titles in the schedule. Plenary and concurrent session recordings, and the final conference papers, will be made available on the conference website after the conference.

Virtual Connection Details

Presenters will be sent log-in links from as described below. Be sure to join Zoom using the email address you registered with in Ex Ordo. The best viewing experience is through the Zoom application on your desktop or device, versus viewing on an internet browser.

All presenters must be registered attendees of the conference. We are not able to accommodate additional presenters or provide access links to unregistered individuals.

Assessment Accelerators and Meet & Greet
Tuesday, November 1, and Thursday, November 3

For those presenting Assessment Accelerators and attending the Meet & Greet Orientation on Tuesday, November 1, and presenting Assessment Accelerators on Thursday, November 3, presenters will receive emails with log-in links for each session the day prior and (a reminder) 15 minutes prior to each session.

Plenary and Concurrent Sessions
Wednesday, November 2, and Thursday, November 3

For Wednesday and Thursday plenary and concurrent sessions, presenters will receive an email with log-in information at 6:00 a.m EDT each day, with the link to join the Zoom Events lobby. A reminder will be sent 15 minutes prior to the conference start time.

Your link will admit you into the sessions you are speaking in as a presenter, and it will admit you into all other sessions as an attendee. As a presenter, we ask that you stay in your session to participate in the Q&A at the end. Sessions are selected from the Zoom Events lobby.

Getting Ready for the Conference

Check for Zoom Updates!

To ensure the best experience, check that your Zoom application on your desktop/device is up to date, in advance of the conference. Follow these simple steps. Please note that you must be running the latest version of Zoom to access the Zoom Events platform.

Connection Troubleshooting

During the conference, should you experience issues connecting to Zoom through the provided links, please contact


  • Schedule a Tech Check with our AV Team: Please email if you would like to schedule a tech check. Appointments are no longer available on Monday, October 31. We will work with you to find an alternative time on Sunday, October 30. We want to make sure that your computer, lights, and audio are optimized for a successful session. Tech checks are designed to take 10 minutes.
    If you are presenting with others and they have scheduled an appointment already, consider joining them during their appointment.
  • Post-Conference Paper Submission: Completed papers for inclusion in the conference proceedings are due November 30, 2022.

Session Logistics

  • Day of Session Call Time: Presenters will log-in 20 minutes prior to their session start time. You must use the provided presenter link emailed to you to be on the production side of the conference platform. If you end up in the attendee side of your presenter session when you join, stay in the session and we will move you backstage—sometimes technology doesn’t always do what it’s supposed to!
  • We have created run-of-show documents to assist our moderators and facilitate the technology for each session. Moderators will review the session flow at the beginning and will introduce each presenter prior to their talk.
  • As a presenter, you will be able to mute/unmute yourself, turn your video on and off, share your screen, and see the chat box.
  • We will assume presenters are sharing their own screens unless otherwise noted. For those who provided pre-recordings of presentations, the technology producer in each session will manage playing those recordings.
  • If you have any links you’d like us to share via the chat during your presentation, please let us know at

Moderator Support

Each concurrent session will be supported by two moderators, as well as technology and AV support. Moderator 1, will facilitate the session by introducing the speakers, ensuring presentations run on time, and communicating with the presenters. Moderator 2 ensures that chat is monitored for discussion and organizes the Q&A.

  • Papers are allocated 15 minutes total per presentation (12–13 minutes presenting and 2–3 minutes for questions). There will be a 5-minute signal, 2-minute signal, and end-presentation warning.
  • Posters are allocated 5 minutes per presentation. There will be an end-presentation warning.
  • Challenge Talks are allocated 5 minutes per presentation, followed by up to 5 minutes of Q&A. There will be an end-presentation warning.