Library Assessment Conference

Welcome to the Library Assessment Conference



The 2018 Library Assessment Conference will convene in Houston, Texas December 5–7.

About the Conference

The Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington Libraries held the 2016 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment in Arlington, Virginia October 31–November 2. 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 five conferences held in Charlottesville (2006, 2012), Seattle (2008, 2014), and Baltimore (2010).

Pre-conference and post-conference workshops were held on Sunday, October 30, 1:00–4:30 p.m., and Thursday, November 3, 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

The conference provides a full range of presentations—invited speakers, papers, and posters that cover all aspects of library assessment.

2016 Steering Committee Members

Jackie Belanger, University of Washington  
Sue Baughman, Association of Research Libraries, Co-Chair  
Bob Fox, University of Louisville, Ex Officio as Chair of the ARL Assessment Committee  
Steve Hiller, University of Washington, Co-Chair   
Lisa Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  
Martha Kyrillidou, QualityMetrics, LLC  
Vivian Lewis, McMaster University  
Megan Oakleaf, Syracuse University   
Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Brigham Young University  
Stephen Town, University of York, UK, Ex Officio as Liaison to the Northumbria Conference