Association of Research Libraries

University of Washington Libraries

Library Assessment Conference

Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment


Seattle, Washington
August 4–6, 2014
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LAC Attendees

We are delighted to welcome 600 registrants to Seattle and the University of Washington for the 2014 Library Assessment Conference. As the largest conference of its kind in the world, the Library Assessment Conference has helped build and foster an energetic community that is deeply committed not only to improving our libraries but also documenting our contributions to individual and institutional success.

This year we have broadened the range of presentations at the conference to include panels, and lightning talks in addition to papers, posters, workshops and keynote speakers. We hope this leads to a deeper sense of learning, engagement and interaction among presenters and participants. The range of formats also allows us to cover additional topics, such as public libraries, that were not possible before.

While the Conference serves as a learning, networking and community event, it also has a tradition for being fun. We invite you to enjoy the receptions as well as the delightful Seattle summer weather. The University of Washington, Seattle, is consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful urban campuses with plenty of open spaces to soak up the rays. Conference sessions will end by mid-afternoon so you can take advantage of the campus, rest, or explore other parts of Seattle. Our Local Arrangements Committee has prepared and assembled guides to the best of Seattle, and they’re very willing to offer advice on restaurants, shopping, the annual return of the salmon, public transportation or whatever you’re interested in.

The conference schedule is updated on the Web, and it's available in html format, in an at-a-glance pdf version, and through Guidebook.

So welcome and enjoy—we are pleased that you will join us at the 2014 Library Assessment Conference.

Your conference co-chairs,
Steve Hiller, University of Washington Libraries
Martha Kyrillidou, Association of Research Libraries


About the Conference

The Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington Libraries are pleased to announce the 2014 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, to be held in Seattle, Washington from August 4-6, 2014. 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 four conferences held in Charlottesville (2006), Seattle (2008), Baltimore (2010), and Charlottesville (2012).

Planning Committee members

Nisa Bakkalbasi, Columbia University
Jackie Belanger, University of Washington
Rachel Besara, Florida State University
Steve Hiller, University of Washington, Co-Chair
Lisa Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bob Fox, University of Louisville, Ex Officio as Chair of the ARL Statistics and Assessment Committee
Lorie Kloda, McGill University
Martha Kyrillidou, Association of Research Libraries, Co-Chair
Jennifer Nutefall, Santa Clara University
Megan Oakleaf, Syracuse University
Kathy Perry, Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)
Jim Self, University of Virginia, Ex Officio Co-Chair Emeritus
Stephen Town, University of York, UK, Ex Officio as Liaison to the Northumbria Conference
Joe Zucca, University of Pennsylvania


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