Tuesday, December 19, 2006

CFP: 7th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Science

CFP: 7th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Science

Title: Measuring Library Performance and Organisational Effectiveness: From Research to Practice

An IFLA Satellite Preconference sponsored by the IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section

Website: http://www.lib.sun.ac.za/Northumbria7/

When/Where: 13th to 16th August 2007/Spier Hotel and Conference Centre, between Cape Town and Stellenbosch, South Africa

For Further Details:
Visit http://www.lib.sun.ac.za/Northumbria7/ or contact Karin de Jager at kdejager@ched.uct.ac.za or Margaret Graham at margaret.graham@northumbria.ac.uk


Audience: Library and information professionals in ALL sectors of library and information services; research students and staff; and teaching staff.

Conference Topics: Conference presentations are sought in, but not limited to the following areas:
* Measuring library performance
* Organisational effectiveness
* Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement
* Leadership, quality and management development
* Effectiveness of staff development and training
* Outcomes and value of library and information services
* Management of change
* Meeting the changing needs of users
* Evaluation of the Digital Library
* Evaluating Performance Measurement
* Role of research in library and information services
* Research into practice
* Methodologies
* Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
* Research Projects
* Benchmarking studies

Presentation Formats: Proposals are invited for presentations in a variety of formats that may include, but are not limited to:
* Papers
* Posters
* Panel Discussions
* Workshops**

New for this conference: Conference organisers would particularly welcome proposals for Developmental Workshops - for training library personnel in performance measurement and evaluation.

Pre-Conference Workshop: There will be a LibQUAL Exchange of Experience Workshop on the morning of 13 August prior to the start of the main conference.

Language: The language of the Conference is English

Guidelines for Submissions: For guidelines for proposal submissions and details about the evaluation procedure, please see the Conference website: http://www.lib.sun.ac.za/Northumbria7/