Lynn Silipigni Connaway's "Why Libraries? A Call for Use-Centered Assessment" article featured in BID


In “Why Libraries? A Call for Use-Centered Assessment,” Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., explains why assessment and evaluation are critical to libraries in the current global economic environment.

The article appears in issue 32 of BID: textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació, a journal published by the University of Barcelona and Catalonia Open University.

Earlier this year, Lynn was appointed to the Chair of Excellence Program at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.  As a participant in this program, Lynn is working with the faculty and students at UC3M in Madrid throughout 2014. This six-month appointment provides a unique opportunity to carry forward the scientific discourse on user behavior studies in a European context, where EU and national policies on Open Access to scientific data and the creative reuse of cultural heritage are challenging traditional information use patterns and user behavior. It will advance OCLC's mission to serve libraries, expand OCLC Research's capability for innovation, and further facilitate international collaboration between OCLC Research and library and information science professionals and scholars in Europe.

For more information:

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research


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“Why Libraries? A Call for Use-Centered Assessment” article in BID [link]

Chair of Excellence Program at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid [link]

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D. [link]