2017 Canadian Library Assessment Workshop

October 26 – 27, 2017 – Victoria, British Columbia

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is committed to supporting and developing outcomes-based measures to assist libraries in moving beyond inputs and outputs in order to better demonstrate library impact on research, teaching and learning. Through the delivery of assessment-related programming, information sharing, and support for relevant research, CARL supports members as they use outcomes-based evidence to establish the research library’s return on investment or other measures of its value.

It is with this strategic initiative in mind that CARL and the University of Victoria Libraries invite you to participate in the Canadian Library Assessment Workshop (CLAW) which will take place in Victoria on October 26 & 27, 2017. This event will be of interest to all academic and research libraries engaged in assessment. The program will be comprised of workshop style sessions with topics such as:

  • Qualitative assessment techniques
  • Metrics for institutional repositories
  • Organizational assessment
  • Making use of institutional assessment

Participants will leave the workshop with tangible and practical ideas to take back to their libraries. Registration is limited.

CLAW Program Committee

  • Sharon Murphy (Co-Chair), Associate University Librarian, University of Alberta
  • Ruby Warren (Co-Chair), User Experience Librarian, University of Manitoba
  • Kathryn Ball, Director, Assessment & Accountability, McMaster University
  • Shailoo Bedi, Director, Academic Commons & Strategic Assessment, University of Victoria
  • Robin Bergart, User Experience Librarian, University of Guelph
  • Jeremy Buhler, Assessment Librarian, University of British Columbia
  • Shahira Khair, Program & Training Officer, Canadian Association of Research Libraries
  • Katherine McColgan, Manager, Administration & Programs, Canadian Association of Research Libraries
  • Dana Thomas, Evaluation and Assessment Librarian, Ryerson University
  • Consultant: Mary-Jo Romaniuk, University Librarian, University of Manitoba