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Library Assessment Conference

Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment


2016 Library Assessment Conference
Arlington, Virginia
October 31–November 2, 2016
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Library Assessment Career Achievement Award

Call for Nominations—Deadline June 30, 2016

The Library Assessment Career Achievement Award celebrates the contributions of those who helped establish and build today’s thriving library assessment community. This award, presented at the biennial Library Assessment Conference, recognizes those who furthered the practice of effective, practical and sustainable library assessment as evidenced through presentations, publications, methods, service, advocacy, and other work.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the University of Washington Libraries, and the Library Assessment Conference Steering Committee are now soliciting nominations for the 2016 Library Assessment Career Achievement Award, which will be presented at the Library Assessment Conference in Arlington, Virginia, October 31–November 2. These awards honor individuals based on the following criteria:

  •     Made substantial contributions to effective, sustainable, and practical library assessment as evidenced through presentations/publications, methods, service, advocacy, and other work
  •     Retired from full-time work or anticipated retirement by December 31, 2016

To nominate someone for a Library Assessment Career Achievement Award, send a brief (one-page maximum) description of the individual’s contributions to library assessment to laconf@arl.org. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. eastern daylight time on Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Each awardee will receive complimentary registration to the 2016 Library Assessment Conference and the conference in future years, and will be reimbursed up to $1,000 (US) for travel expenses (including two nights lodging) for the 2016 conference. Awardees will be notified in early August.

The Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards are offered in conjunction with the biennial Library Assessment Conference organized by the Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington. The 2016 awards will be presented at the conclusion of the conference on Wednesday, November 2. Information about past awardees is on the conference website.

If you have questions or need further information about the Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards, e-mail laconf@arl.org.