2010 Library Assessment Conference Call for Proposals
Washington, DC–The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the University of Virginia Library, the University of Washington Libraries, and the Conference Planning Committee are pleased to issue this call for proposals for the 2010 Library Assessment Conference, Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, October 25–27, 2010. The conference goal is to support and nurture the library assessment community through a mix of invited speakers, contributed papers and posters, workshops, and engaging discussion. The conference is geared toward library and information professionals and researchers with responsibility for or an interest in the broad field of library assessment. This biennial conference builds on the success of the first two conferences held in Charlottesville (2006) and Seattle (2008).
Proposals are invited as either papers or posters. The Conference Planning Committee especially encourages proposals on the five keynote topics. Related topics are also welcomed.
Library Service Quality
Performance Measures and Balanced Scorecard
Assessment of Library Spaces
Learning Outcomes and the Library
Value and Impact
Information resources and collections
Learning and teaching
Methods and tools
Performance measurement and measures
Return on investment (ROI)
Space planning and utililization
Usage and e-metrics
All proposals are due by February 15, 2010.
The Library Assessment Conference Web site
provides complete information about proposal submission and the conference, including plenary and keynote speakers, workshops, registration, and accommodations.