Assessment Roundtable (ASMTRT)
The purpose of the Assessment Roundtable (ASMTRT) is to promote a culture of assessment whereby stakeholders in any type of library collect, analyze, and report data that is helpful in describing their library’s value to the community it serves and assisting in decision-making and strategic planning within their library.
ASMTRT has four primary objectives:
- Explain how data can inform value description, decision-making, and strategic planning for library operations (services, spaces, resources, and patron interactions).
- Provide professional development to teach librarians how to assess library operations.
- Promote collaboration between libraries undertaking similar assessments.
- Promote dissemination of assessment findings to library stakeholders and at workshops, conferences, and in journals.