Monday, February 27, 2006

CFP: Library Assessment Conference - Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment

CFP: Library Assessment Conference - Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment

Conference Dates: September 25-27, 2006
Conference Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Call for Papers Deadline: April 15, 2006

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Call for Papers URL:

The Association of Research Libraries, 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 first North American conference focused on library assessment. Through a mix of keynote and invited speakers, papers in parallel sessions, poster sessions, workshops, and
discussions, we hope to build the strength and knowledge base of the library assessment

Library and information professionals and researchers with responsibility for or an interest in the broad field of library assessment with an emphasis on (but not limited) to North American
academic libraries.

Conference presentations are sought in all areas of library assessment, including the following:
Organizational Climate ~ Performance Measures ~ Collaborative Assessment ~ User Needs
Assessment ~ Organizational Infrastructure or Culture of Assessment ~ Management
Information ~ Sustainability of Assessment ~ Effectiveness of Assessment ~ Practicality of
Assessment ~ Role of Assessment in Reconceptualizing Library as Place ~ Digital Library
Assessment ~ Measuring Electronic Services ~ The Internet as Information Source ~ Value and
Impact ~ Assessment Methodologies ~ Quantitative and Qualitative Studies ~ Benchmarking

Proposals are invited for presentations in a variety of formats including papers, posters and panel discussions. Presentation sessions should be no more than 25 minutes in length including time for questions from the audience. An outline of the presentation together with appropriate
handouts and/or bibliographies (in electronic format) should be provided by August 15 for
inclusion in the conference notebook. Poster sessions are particularly welcome from attendees
and specific time will be set aside for attendees to discuss posters with the presenters. The
language of the Conference is English (bilingual French/English or Spanish/English posters will
also be accepted).