LibPMC Introduction

The 12th International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries awarded three travel awards to students or young professionals from underrepresented population groups in the library community. As part of the award, the awardees were asked to share their experiences of the LibPMC Conference by posting on the conference blog. You can find bios of the awardees below. … More LibPMC Introduction

Assessment is not neutral. Ebony Magnus

I’m going to start this blog post with a little bit of honesty: more often than not, I skip conference keynote addresses. I do so on the oft-confirmed assumption that the talks will vary between vaguely informative reproductions of work I can read elsewhere or attempts at saccharine inspiration that eschew much-needed critical insight.   … More Assessment is not neutral. Ebony Magnus

Experimenting and innovating. Luca Fois

Experimenting is the main common denominator which liaised the talks of the Library Performance Measurement Conference I attended at the end of July in Oxford. Unusual techniques and applications of findings drawn from different study areas have demonstrated to be the cause of multiple sparks of genius which lead to useful insights on how to … More Experimenting and innovating. Luca Fois

How can we be strategic together? Kat Bell

How can we be strategic together? That’s the question I am left with after attending the 12th International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries. The theme of the conference was Communicating value and leadership: from strategic to micro assessment. I saw presentations about strategic planning, creating shared standards, and metrics.   I attended two presentations … More How can we be strategic together? Kat Bell