May 17, 2022

ARL Releases Proceedings of the 2018 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment

From the Conference Website:

The seventh biennial Library Assessment Conference was held in Houston, Texas, December 5–7, 2018. The conference brought together nearly 600 participants primarily from North American academic libraries.


These proceedings, arranged by themed sessions, comprise 80 papers representing the diversity of assessment efforts, including value and impact, space, methods and tools, digital libraries, and non-traditional users.

The conference, the largest gathering of library assessment professionals, is sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington Libraries with the goal to build and nurture a vibrant library assessment community by bringing together interested practitioners and researchers who have responsibility or interest in the broad field of library assessment. The University of Houston Libraries and Texas A&M University Libraries were local sponsors for the 2018 event.


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Direct to Complete 2018 Proceedings
873 pages; PDF.

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2018 Conference Awards

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