ARL has issued a call for participation in the third Balanced Scorecard (BSC) Initiative cohort. The year-long initiative will engage a small number of research libraries in a systematic way to consider the benefits of applying a locally developed library scorecard. Libraries with a keen interest in continuous improvement and strategic assessment are invited to apply.
LibQUAL+ is pleased to announce that three libraries have been selected to receive in-kind grants in 2013. The selection of grantees was based on financial need, contribution to the growth of LibQUAL+, and potential for surfacing best practices in the area of library service improvements.
ARL Statistics® Interactive Analytics is a subscription-based service for non-ARL member libraries, for-profit and not-for-profit entities, and researchers who want interactive access to over 100 years’ worth of ARL Statistics® data. ARL Statistics® Interactive Analytics allows you to:
review the library data collected by ARL
generate rankings of institutions by selected criteria
create graphs from the data
generate summary statistics for all ARL libraries
download the data by year in spreadsheet format
review the ARL indices
ARL is offering this subscription service to non-member organizations and individuals who are interested in accessing the final verified data through an interactive interface. (All ARL member libraries have access to the ARL Statistics® Analytics as soon as the data are submitted through the StatsQUAL® password-protected gateway at arlstatistics.org).
This webcast from Feb. 14, 2013, describes LibValue research conducted at the University of Tennessee assessing to the library's role in undergraduate student success. Presenters include Rachel Fleming-May, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences; Regina Mays, Assistant Professor and Assessment Librarian, University of Tennessee Libraries; and Teresa Walker, Associate Professor and Head, Integrated User Services, University of Tennessee Libraries.
The LibValue project (http://libvalue.cci.utk.edu/) is a three-year study funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to define and measure ways in which libraries create value through teaching and learning, research, and social, professional, and public engagement. LibValue is a collaboration among the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Libraries; and the Association of Research Libraries, with partners at Syracuse University and Bryant University.
ARL is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Library Assessment Conference poster session. The awards were presented on October 29, 2012, at the conference in Charlottesville, Virginia. The winning posters, along with all poster session submissions, are now available on the conference website.
ARL has released YouTube videos of presentations honoring the 2012 Library Assessment Career Achievement Award Winners, along with transcripts of the awardees’ acceptance speeches. These awards recognize individuals with substantial contributions to effective, sustainable, and practical library assessment as evidenced through presentations, publications, methods, service, advocacy, and other work. The 2012 awardees are Karin De Jager and Joan Rapp from South Africa, Sam Kalb from Canada, and Donald W. King from the United States.