Introducing the ULA Assessment Roundtable

A July 2021 survey indicated that 62 employees across Utah’s libraries desire to learn more about library assessment via participation in a roundtable. In response to this interest, the ULA Assessment Roundtable (ART) was created on September 10, 2021. 

Its purpose is to develop a culture of assessment in Utah libraries by promoting the collection, analysis, and reporting of data that describes libraries’ function and value for communities, strategic planners, and decision-makers. It has four primary activities:

  1. Explain how data can inform value description, decision-making, and strategic planning for library operations (services, spaces, resources, patron interactions).
  2. Provide professional development to teach librarians how to assess library operations.
  3. Collaborate with other libraries on similar assessments.
  4. Disseminate assessment findings to library personnel and at workshops, conferences, and in journals.

Members will soon be contacted by email regarding the opportunity to contribute to the ART bylaws. For more information please visit the Assessment Roundtable Page.