The value of academic libraries : a comprehensive research review and report / prepared by Megan Oakleaf.

This report provides Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) leaders and the academic community with a clear view of the current state of the literature on value of libraries within an institutional context, suggestions for immediate "Next Steps" in the demonstration of academ...

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Main Author: Oakleaf, Megan J.
Corporate Author: Association of College and Research Libraries.
Format: Book
Published: Chicago, Ill. : American Library Association, [2010]
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Executive summary
  • Defining "value"
  • Methodology
  • Review and analysis of the literature
  • Academic library
  • Expectations of higher education
  • Reconceptualizing academic libraries
  • Achieving institutional missions and outcomes
  • Assessment vs. research
  • Student retention and graduation rates
  • Student engagement
  • Student learning
  • Assessment of management systems
  • Faculty teaching
  • Faculty research
  • Library valuation
  • Reference services
  • E-resources
  • Institutional ranking
  • What about accreditation?
  • Societal contribution
  • A reminder regarding scope
  • What's next for academic library value studies?
  • School libraries
  • Working with teachers and principals
  • Evidence-based practice and action research
  • Assessment tools
  • Large-scale studies
  • Assessment management systems
  • Reporting results
  • What's next for school library value studies?
  • Public libraries
  • Economic value
  • Economic benefit
  • Economic activity
  • Economic impact
  • Social impact
  • What's next for special library value studies?
  • What to do next
  • Get started
  • Define outcomes
  • Use assessment management systems
  • Gather new data
  • Use existing data
  • Engage in higher education assessment external to libraries
  • Create library assessment plans
  • Mobilize library administrators
  • Engage in professional library associations
  • Research agenda
  • Student enrollment
  • Student retention
  • Student success
  • Student achievement
  • Student learning
  • Student experience, attitude, and perception of quality
  • Faculty research productivity
  • Faculty grants
  • Faculty teaching
  • Institutional reputation or prestige
  • Conclusion.