The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the University of Washington (UW) Libraries are planning the next Library Assessment Conference, which will be held in Rosemont, Illinois, October 26–28, 2020.
Since 2006, the Library Assessment Conference has convened every two years. The conference builds and supports the wide-reaching community of library assessment practitioners and researchers who have responsibility or interest in this broad field. The multi-day event is a mix of invited speakers, workshops, and contributed papers and posters that stimulate discussion and provide feasible ideas for effective, practical, and sustainable library assessment. Previous conferences have been held in Charlottesville, Virginia (2006, 2012); Seattle, Washington (2008, 2014); Baltimore, Maryland (2010); Arlington, Virginia (2016); and Houston, Texas (2018).
Details about the 2020 conference will be posted on the Library Assessment Conference website. The 2020 conference steering committee is composed of the following members:
- Steve Hiller, University of Washington, Co-Chair
- Sue Baughman, Association of Research Libraries, Co-Chair
- Jackie Belanger, University of Washington
- Elizabeth Edwards, University of Chicago
- Brian Keith, University of Florida
- Martha Kyrillidou, QualityMetrics, LLC
- Klara Maidenberg, University of Toronto
- Megan Oakleaf, Syracuse University
- Angela Pappalardo, Association of Research Libraries
- Maurini Strub, University of Rochester
- Frankie Wilson, University of Oxford
Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member representatives, ARL Leadership Fellows, staff, and guests gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 7–9, 2019, for the 174th Association Meeting. The meeting was convened by ARL president Susan Gibbons, the Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian and deputy provost for collections and scholarly communication, Yale University.
Session topics included public and US federal libraries, learning analytics, higher education demographics, changes in scholarly communication, improving cross-cultural relationships, and implicit bias and ethics in technology, especially artificial intelligence. All available presentation slides and other materials, including the Arlies Film Festival videos, are linked from the speakers’ names or session titles in the summary of the meeting.
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “last week at the ConTech Forum, another event held mid-year as part of ConTech.Live, the audience heard from the innovators, pioneers and businesses taking a futuristic approach to what they do.
ConTech.Live explores how content is being transformed through data science, AI and other emerging technologies. Successes and failures were discussed. Delegates were also given the opportunity to assess and comment on what’s in store for ConTech 2019 on December 5th and 6th. The draft programme was posted around the room and the audience armed with post-its and gold stars were busy offering their ideas and inputs.
According to Clive Snell, Managing Director of ConTech.Live, the ConTech Forum will now be a regular feature of the ConTech.Live calendar. The event will soon be made a free to attend event for everyone who attends ConTech 2019 in December.
Interested parties may book to attend ConTech2019 here.
KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “The National Archives and Research Libraries UK have announced that Jisc will be joining them as a partner in the organisation and delivery of the Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference series.
In the spirit of collaboration which defines DCDC, all partners look forward to ensuring that the conference continues to break new ground, challenge assumptions, and share best practice across the library, archive, heritage and academic communities.
This conference series is one of the largest cross-sector heritage conferences in the UK. It brings together archivists, librarians, heritage professionals, and academics to explore ways of enhancing cross-sector collaboration between professional communities during a time of great change.
Attracting more than 400 delegates each year, individual DCDC conferences bring together speakers and delegates from across the UK, Europe, and internationally, to explore a range of issues, from the impact of collections to digital transformation.
The 2019 DCDC Conference will be held on November 12-14 in Birmingham, on the theme of ‘navigating the digital shift: practices and possibilities.’”
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