The Assessment and Research Committee serves as the research arm for LITA and communicates information and analyses to the Board, the membership, and the general public. ARC also provides consulting on data collection and assessment to other LITA committees and task forces. Such services may include help with survey design, choices related to assessment instruments, selection of metrics, etc.
The Assessment and Research Committee typically consists of about 10 members, appointed from the membership. Committee members serve 2-year terms and are led by the committee chair.