February 15: Submission Deadline for Proposals for Library Assessment Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, October 25–27

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).
Proposal Topics

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.

Keynote Topics:
Library Service Quality
Performance Measures and Balanced Scorecard
Assessment of Library Spaces
Learning Outcomes and the Library
Value and Impact

Related Topics:
Digital libraries
Information resources and collections
Learning and teaching
Management information
Methods and tools
Organizational issues
Performance measurement and measures
Return on investment (ROI)
Services
Space planning and utililization
Usability
Usage and e-metrics
User needs

All proposals are due by February 15, 2010.
Complete Information

The Library Assessment Conference Web site

  • http://www.libraryassessment.org/
  • provides complete information about proposal submission and the conference, including plenary and keynote speakers, workshops, registration, and accommodations.

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