Saturday, August 14, 2010

Conference - Library Assessment Conference

2010 Library Assessment Conference Registration Now Open
August 25 Deadline
Washington DC—Registration is now open for the 2010 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, the only conference in North America to focus solely on library assessment. It will be held October 25-27, 2010, along the historic and scenic Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland. It is co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the University of Virginia Library, and the University of Washington Libraries.
Conference Topics
A full range of library assessment activities will be covered, including digital libraries, collections, information literacy and learning outcomes, statistics and management information, methods and tools including LibQUAL+®, organizational issues, performance measurement, space planning and utilization, usability, usage and e-metrics, user needs, and value and impact.
The 2010 conference will include five keynote speakers:

* Fred Heath on Library Service Quality
* Joe Matthews on Performance Measures and Balanced Scorecard
* Danuta Nitecki on Assessment of Library Spaces
* Megan Oakleaf on Learning Outcomes and the Library
* Stephen Town on Value and Impact

Who Should Attend?
This event is geared toward all library and information professionals interested in assessment activities.
For more detailed information, visit the conference Web site at
Register online:
Pre- and Post-conference Workshops
Two full-day and four half-day workshops are available in tandem with conference registration. For information on these pre- and post-conference workshops, please visit
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in North America. Its 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 via uls-l