Dedicated to quantitative measures based on commonly defined data; managing information resources and developing institutional benchmarking; exploring, developing, and promoting the use of both descriptive data and outcomes/impacts data.
The Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group consists of a membership interested in the topic led by a chair.
Established in 1991, the Collection Assessment Committee was originally called the Quantitative Measures for Collection Management Committee. In 2011 the committee transitioned to an interest group structure within CMS. The name was also changed at that time to Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group.
ALA values committed and active members. Any ALA member is welcome to participate in this interest group. Members must have an interest in the work of the group and should be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the group. Work and discussion between conferences via e-mail and ALA Connect is also important.
There's no need to register or apply to join this group—just be sure to join the group's Connect space. You are encouraged to contact the current chair to let them know that you've become a member.