UI Librarians Awarded for User Experience and Assessment Un-Conference
Two UI librarians have received the ACRL (Academic College & Research Libraries) Oregon Award for Excellence. The award recognizes excellence in significantly improving academic librarianship in Oregon. Associate Professor Diane Prorak, reference librarian, and Associate Professor Rick Stoddart, head of User & Research Services, were honored for their work to create the Library User Experience and Assessment Un-Conference (LUAU), which brought together academic librarians from across the Pacific Northwest to share expertise in library assessment.
"The efforts made by the LUAU team regarding the collaboration of librarians from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho to create stronger assessment expertise through the creation of an un-conference well deserves this recognition," said Hannah Gascho Rempel, ACRL-Oregon President.
LUAU was funded through a grant from the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a library consortium serving academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to Prorak and Stoddart, who served as chair, the team LUAU included members from Portland Community College, Western Washington University, Lewis and Clark College, Oregon Health & Science University, University of Puget Sound, Portland State University, Washington State University and University of Washington.