Thursday, December 01, 2016

CFP: Performance Measurement in Libraries - Communicating value and leadership (Oxford, UK, July/Aug 2017)

The Conference Board invites proposals for the 12th  International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries -  Communicating value and leadership: from strategic to micro assessment to be held in Oxford, UK, 31 July – 2 August 2017.

Formerly known as the Northumbria Conference, this conference seeks to bring together practitioners, researchers, educators and students interested in all aspects of performance and measurement in library and information services in any context. The conference provides a mix of invited speakers, contributed papers, short papers, posters, and workshops that stimulate discussion and provide workable ideas for measuring and improving library performance and/or propose new concepts and techniques to further advance the field.

Proposals are invited as papers (25 minutes), lightening papers (8 minutes); posters; workshops; panels; and demonstrations on any aspect of performance measurement in Academic, Public and Special libraries in addition to those directly related to the conference theme. Deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals is 17 February 2017.

Proposals are strongly encouraged which analyse and report:
(1)    the results of performance measurement - Collections; Culture; Digital libraries; Learning; Finance; Impact; Organisational Issues; Relationships; Services; Space; Staff; Value
(2)    performance measurement technique  - Analytics; Data; Frameworks; Innovative Methods; Methods; Performance Indicators; Usage.

The Board is particularly interested to invite submissions for two new strands for the 2017 conference:
·         Innovative techniques - papers, workshops, and demonstrations in which presenters share their experiences on new or innovative techniques.
·         From a differing perspective - a doctoral strand for current PhD students.

Proposals should be submitted online via

For more information on the Conference, please see
Please contact with any questions, or for an informal discussion of which format your proposal might take.

Warm wishes,
Frankie Wilson and Judith Broady-Preston
Conference co-chairs