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1 Library Assessment Conference 2008 Seattle, Washington August 4-7 Recap and Evaluation

2 Conference Reception Site & Weather!

3 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

4 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

5 The 2008 Conference Record Print Proceedings – 552 pages – Available for $150 from ARL Available at no cost from – Proceedings PDF – PowerPoint presentations – Poster presentations

6 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

7 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!

8 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

9 Baltimore Maryland October 25-27, 2010

10 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

11 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

12 Sponsorships Invited Thank you to our 2008 sponsors: OCLC Library Dynamics Blackwell Serials Solutions YBP Library Services


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