STARS: Research and Assessment


To explore, develop, and promote research and statistics that focus on the current needs of access to library resources including interlibrary loan, document delivery, remote circulation, access services, cooperative reference, cooperative collection development, remote storage, and/or other shared library services; to develop activities and programs to encourage improvement in research skills among STARS members to provide programs and other activities which support the creation of the needed research and/or statistics; to coordinate and communicate with other committees and groups within and outside STARS that focus on research and statistics.


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Ninah Moore

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ALA values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on STARS: Research and Assessment. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee; be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the committee; and be able to work between conferences via e-mail and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on this or other committees by filling out an application form. Appointments take place once a year, during the spring. Committee service usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1.