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Tenopir and King present at NFAIS

 Dr. Carol Tenopir (University of Tennessee) presented "Scholarly Reading in a Digital Age; Some things change, some stay the same" and Don King presented "Measuring the ROI of Today's Libraries" at the NFAIS Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday, June 15, 2012. Dr.

Lib-Value at ALA Annual

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

ARL Library Assessment Forum

Lib-Value was at ALA's Annual Conference this year in Anaheim, California.  Dr. Carol Tenopir (University of Tennessee) and Bruce Kingma (Syracuse University) presented.

For more information, please see the ALA Anaheim: 2012 Annual Conference website.

Dr. Tenopir's presentation slides are here.

Bruce Kingma's presentation slides are here.

Presentation handout is here.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bryant University Report now available

Don King's report on the comprehensive study of library services is now available here.  This study is a comprehensive assessment of all library services in a single library environment.  It was launched at Bryant University, a small private university in Rhode Island.

Don's survey instruments from the similar Drexel study:

Lib-Value at QQML

May 22-25, 2012 - Limerick, Ireland

QQML (Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries) is an international conference dedicated to the different methodologies used in library science research.  According to the conference's website, QQML "aims to the assessment and improvement of the services, to the measurement of the functional effectiveness and efficiency."  QQML 2012 focused on new trends in library science. 

Lib-Value was well represented with presentations from:

For more information on the conference, visit their website.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 to Friday, May 25, 2012

The Scholarly Reading and the Value of Library Project

The Scholarly Reading and the Value of Library project measures the value and outcomes from access to scholarly publications in six universities in the United Kingdom.  The study is based on academic readership surveys conducted since 1977 by Tenopir & King.  Through funding by JISC Collections and partnership with the University of Tennessee, the project analyzes the academic staff's article, book, and other publication reading patterns and how the readings shape and influence their work.

Lib-Value Participation in XXXI Annual Charleston Conference November 3-5, 2011

November 3-5, 2011

The Charleston Conference is an annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment. Presidents of companies discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many, many others.  (See

The following Lib-Value team members will participate in the Conference November 3-5, 2011:

Carol Tenopir – presented an overview of the Lib-Value projects and results from the value and outcomes from scholarly reading

Rachel Fleming-May – presented her work on how library instruction contributes to teaching and learning

Tina Chrzastowski– presented her work with Paula Kaufman on E-book users’ attitudes and actions

Thursday, November 3, 2011 to Saturday, November 5, 2011


August 22-26, 2011

The 9th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services was held at the University of York, in York, United Kingdom.  This year's theme was "Proving Value in Challenging Times."

For more information on the conference, go to 9th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services.

Dr. Carol Tenopir (Tennessee) gave the keynote address on August 22, 2011 - "The IMLS Lib-Value Project: A Keynote Address."

Tina Chrzastowski (Illinois) presented "Assessing the Value of Ebooks to Academic Libraries and Users" on August 24, 2011.

Monday, August 22, 2011 to Friday, August 26, 2011

ROI Update: What We Know and What We Don't Know - Talk by Paula Kaufman

September 6-7, 2011

National Cheng Kung University in Tainen, Taiwan  

This talk is part of a program for university librarians and their senior staff.

Other presenters include Tom Leonard from the University of California, Berkeley and Betsy Wilson from the University of Washington.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 to Wednesday, September 7, 2011

ARL Library Assessment Forum in San Diego

On January 7, 2011 at the ALA Midwinter conference in San Diego, several Lib-Value members participated in the well-attended Library Assessment Forum sponsored by ARL.  Martha Kyrillidou began the forum by providing an overview of the October Library Assessment Conference in Baltimore.  Dr. Carol Tenopir gave an update on the Lib-Value project.  New team member Megan Oakleaf discussed the value of the library in teaching and learning.