Library Assessment is a blog for and by librarians interested in defining library values and impact, library assessment, evaluation, and improvement, supported by the Association of Research Libraries. See the list of contributors so far. If you would like to join us, please contact Sue Baughman at sue@arl.org or Gary Roebuck at gary@arl.org

The definition of library assessment used here is very broad and covers all types of libraries. We’re interested in discussions about:

“….any activities that seek to measure the library’s impact on teaching, learning and research as well as initiatives that seek to identify user needs or gauge user perceptions or satisfaction with the overall goal being the data-based and user-centered continuous improvement of our collections and services….”

Pam Ryan, 2006

We’re also looking to share information about local research and good practice, post notices about assessment and evaluation-related research, presentations and publications as well as announcements of conferences and other professional learning opportunities.

Sue Baughman and Gary Roebuck, ARL