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Success for new Editor of Performance Measurement and Metrics!


As many of you may know, we have a new Editor on board for Performance Measurement and Metrics, Joan Stein of Carnegie Mellon University.  We are pleased to announce that Joan has recently received a Library Assessment Career Award, in recognition of her achievements in the field.

The Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards are judged by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Library Assessment Conference Planning Committee. The awards recognise individuals who have contributed significantly to effective, sustainable and practical library assessment, as evidenced through presentations, publications, methods, service, advocacy, and other work. The other 2014 award winners are Brinley Franklin, Fred Heath and Jim Self.


About the Awards

The Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards are offered in conjunction with the biennial Library Assessment Conference, which is organised by the Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington. Information about award winners from previous years can be found on the conference website hereThe awards presentation will be on Tuesday 5th August  2014, prior to the conference reception in Seattle.


About our new Editor

Joan Stein is currently the Principal Librarian for Assessment, Marketing and Training at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Prior to this, she had spent 29 years as Head of Access Services at the same institution. She's been on the Editorial Advisory Board of Performance Measurement and Metrics since 1998. She has also previously chaired the American Library Association's Library Research Round Table.

Joan has always had a keen interest in understanding user needs and developing services, based on data and evidence, which will provide real value to users. She was amongst the earliest adopters of new methods to assess service quality. Her most significant contribution to library assessment has been her participation in the Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services, where she has been a presenter, a keynote speaker, and a member of the editorial board. Her role as a host in helping to bring the Fourth Northumbria Conference to the United States in 2001 was a catalyst for developing the library assessment community in North America. Joan will retire from CMU in October 2014, but will then become the Editor of Performance Measurement and Metrics and will therefore still be actively involved in the field! 


All change at Emerald

As well as Joan Stein being our new Editor for Performance Measurement and Metrics, we also have a few other new Editors on board as follows:

Please join us in welcoming all these new faces to the Emerald Library Studies team!