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ARL Annual Salary Survey 2009-2010

This report analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 124 ARL member libraries during 2009–2010. Data are reported for 10,207 professional staff in the 114 university ARL libraries and for 3,811 professional staff in the 10 non-university ARL libraries.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the arl-salary-survey-purchase-options-2013.pdf for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online ARL Annual Salary Survey 2009-2010 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
       

SPEC Kit 318: Impact Measures in Research Libraries (September 2010)

SPEC Kit 318 explores the tools and methods libraries use to gauge the difference they make for their user community, the topics assessment practitioners probe and the results they obtain, the effects of impact assessment, and whether institutions that publicize positive impact evidence see a difference in the level of financial or political support from their parent institutions. It includes documentation from respondents in the form of impact assessment goals, user surveys, and calculations of library value.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 318 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

Research Library Issues, no. 271 (Aug. 2010): Special Issue on Value in Libraries: Assessing Organizational Performance

RLI issue 271 includes:

  • Library Value May Be Proven, If Not Self-Evident
  • A Decade of Assessment at a Research-Extensive University Library Using LibQUAL+®
  • LibQUAL+® and the “Library as Place” at the University of Glasgow
  • Service Quality Assessment with LibQUAL+® in Challenging Times: LibQUAL+® at Cranfield University
  • ARL Profiles: Qualitative Descriptions of Research Libraries in the Early 21st Century
  • The ARL Library Scorecard Pilot: Using the Balanced Scorecard in Research Libraries
  • Lib-Value: Measuring Value and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries
  • The Value of Electronic Resources: Measuring the Impact of Networked Electronic Services (MINES for Libraries®) at the Ontario Council of University Libraries
 
 

SPEC Kit 316: Evaluating E-resources (July 2010)

SPEC Kit 316 re-examines the ways in which ARL member libraries have (re)structured themselves to identify the availability of new e-resources in the market; evaluate them as candidates for acquisition; decide to acquire/purchase the e-resources; evaluate them prior to their renewal to determine their continued utility; and publicize or market the new e-resources. Nearly identical questions were posed regarding purchases/licensing by consortia and by individual libraries, enabling comparisons in process to be made. This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents in the form of e-resource selection policies, e-resource request and evaluation procedures, descriptions of library and consortia e-resource selectors, job descriptions, and promotional methods.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 316 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

Research Library Issues, no. 262 (Feb. 2009)

RLI issue 262 includes the following articles:

  • The University's Role in the Dissemination of Research and Scholarship: A Call to Action
  • ARL Statement to Scholarly Publishers on the Global Economic Crisis
  • Reinventing Science Librarianship: Themes from the ARL-CNI Forum
  • ARL Statistics: Redefining Serial Counts and Remaining Relevant in the 21st Century
 
 

MINES for Libraries Final Report

This final report of a ground-breaking study summarizes findings on 34,000 randomly captured uses of electronic resources over a 12-month period from the 21 members of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). The results show the increasing value derived from the use of digital content, the emerging use of digital resources in the humanities, and the soaring use of e-resources from off-campus locations.

pdf mines-for-libraries-final-report.pdf

 
 

ARL Partners in Grant to Study Value of Academic Libraries

A grant to study the value of academic libraries to students, faculty, policymakers, funders, and others has been awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Libraries and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

 
   

The Library as Strategic Investment

Presented at "ARL Lib-Value: Return on Investment (ROI) for Academic Libraries Workshop."

pdf lib-value-kaufman.pdf

 
   

ARL Statistics 2007-2008

This edition of the ARL Statistics describes the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities for the 123 members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in fiscal year 2007–2008.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the arl-statistics-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online ARL Statistics 2007-2008 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2007-2008

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2007–2008 presents data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 74 law libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the arl-statistics-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2007-2008 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2007-2008

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2007–2008 presents data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 64 medical libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the arl-statistics-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2007-2008 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

ARL Annual Salary Survey 2008-2009

This report analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 123 ARL member libraries during 2008-2009. Data are reported for 10,148 professional staff in the 113 university ARL libraries and for 3,748 professional staff in the 10 non-university ARL libraries.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the arl-salary-survey-purchase-options-2013.pdf for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online ARL Annual Salary Survey 2008-2009 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

Library Performance Measurement in the UK and Ireland

This survey was a joint initiative between SCONUL and ARL that focused on assessment activities in UK and Irish academic institutions, and reflects a SCONUL desire to provide tools, techniques, and data for performance measurement and improvement through its Working Group on Performance Improvement. The survey was distributed to the 180 members of SCONUL in September 2008. Seventy-seven libraries completed the survey. All of the libraries that responded indicated that they engaged in various performance measurement activities beyond the annual collection of data for SCONUL.

pdf library-performance-uk-ireland.pdf

Print copies are also available for $45.00 plus shipping & handling.

 
 

Safeguarding Collections at the Dawn of the 21st Century

This report responds to a recommendation of the 2006 ARL Task Force on the Future of Preservation in ARL Libraries. The task force encouraged ARL to conduct a high-level investigation of the range and balance of preservation activities represented among the ARL membership. The report is a thoughtful and thorough qualitative examination of how research libraries' preservation activities are evolving and expanding in the 21st century. It not only consideres activities traditionally captured by ARL’s Preservation Statistics, but also a host of emerging activities largely, but not exclusively, centered on developing digital collections and involving collaborative efforts.

pdf safeguarding-collections.pdf

 
 

Proceedings of the 2008 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment

Steve Hiller et al., eds.
2009 | ISBN 1-59407-814-9 | EAN 9781594078149 | 552 pages
$150, plus shipping and handling (print or CD-ROM)

This second Library Assessment Conference—following the successful 2006 conference in Charlottesville, Virginia—brought together over 375 participants from libraries, information schools, associations, library systems, and vendors for four days of assessment presentations, poster sessions, discussions, and workshops. The proceedings contain more than 60 papers spanning assessment activities in libraries, information literacy, library as place, organizational culture, management information, using assessment data for change, assessment methods, reference evaluation, LibQUAL+®, statistical data, program impact/evaluation, usability, e-metrics, and more.

 
       

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2006-2007

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2006–2007 presents data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 65 medical libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the arl-statistics-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2006-2007 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

ARL Annual Salary Survey 2007-2008

This report analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 123 ARL member libraries during 2007-08. Data are reported for 9,983 professional staff in the 113 university ARL libraries and for 3,797 professional staff in the 10 non-university ARL libraries.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the arl-salary-survey-purchase-options-2013.pdf for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online ARL Annual Salary Survey 2007-2008 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2006-2007

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2006–2007 presents data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 74 law libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the arl-statistics-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2006-2007 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 
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