The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has engaged Athenaeum21 Consulting to collaborate with their Assessment Program Visioning Task Force in the development of a forward-looking program that advances the organizational outcomes of the 21st-century research library. The Task Force is charged to consider all current and potential ARL assessment-related services, including the goals, outcomes, deliverables, staff, and other resources related to the existing metrics and tools. A critical component of the recommendations will be consideration of the types of issues ARL libraries will need to address in their measurement and evaluation program in the context of contemporary movements in higher education. The project will culminate in a report of research findings and recommendations to the ARL Board and membership at the October 2017 ARL Members meeting in Washington, DC.
We like to look at things, including the new year stretching out before us, a bit differently, and within the context of larger systems and landscapes. If you do too, we've made this printable 2017 calendar and timeline of interesting dates in the history of libraries, museums, publishing and computing just for you! Download it and print it out, and appreciate our historical moment all year long.
PDF (13" x 19"). Don't have a large enough printer? Send us an email, and we'll mail you a full size printed copy!