Presentation on theme: "Library Assessment Conference 2008 Seattle, Washington August 4-7 Recap and Evaluation."— Presentation transcript:
Library Assessment Conference 2008 Seattle, Washington August 4-7 Recap and Evaluation
Conference Reception Site & Weather!
Some Facts and Figures Conference papers, panels and posters August 4-6 – 380 registrants – 60 paper and panel presentations – 40 posters – Wine tasting/reception Monday – Conference reception Tuesday Conference workshops on August 7 – 6 half-day workshops – Usability, learning outcomes, space/facilities, balanced scorecard, data analysis and presentation, data use – 160 participants
Presentation Session Topics 24 Sessions Information literacy4 Planning to action4 Data/E-metrics3 Impact/evaluation3 LibQUAL+®2 Organizational culture2 Place1 Reference1 Collections1 LIS education1 Digital libraries1 Assessment plans1
The 2008 Conference Record Print Proceedings – 552 pages – Available for $150 from ARL Available at no cost from – Proceedings PDF – PowerPoint presentations – Poster presentations
2008 Conference Evaluation Scale of 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent): Presentation Quality4.06 Range of topics covered4.21 Usefulness to your work4.08 Informal opportunities to learn/discuss4.26 Overall conference rating4.25
Evaluation Most Valuable Aspects of the Conference Great networking opportunities Range of presentations and presenters Practical sessions and examples Workshops Plenary sessions Posters Conference size Seattle in the summer!
Evaluation How Can 2010 Conference Be Improved? Fewer parallel sessions More balanced content – too much info lit not enough data More consistent quality Keep it practical Broad summary/review plenary sessions More time for posters Keep it no bigger nor any longer
Baltimore Maryland October 25-27, 2010
Planning Committee John Bertot, U of Maryland Sam Kalb, Queen's U Liz Mengel, Johns Hopkins Megan Oakleaf, Syracuse U Kathy Perry, VIVA Consortium Bill Potter, U of Georgia Roberta Shaffer, FLICC/FEDLINK Agnes Tatarka, U of Chicago Stephen Town, U of York (UK) Steve Hiller, U of Washington, Co-Chair Martha Kyrillidou, ARL, Co-Chair Jim Self, U of Virginia, Co-Chair
Key Dates Call for Proposals sent out - November 2009 Library Assessment Forum in Boston – – January 15, 2010 Proposals due - March 1, 2010 Registration opens - May 1, 2010 Registration closes - August 25, 2010
Sponsorships Invited Thank you to our 2008 sponsors: OCLC Library Dynamics Blackwell Serials Solutions YBP Library Services