Library Assessment Career Achievement Awardees Named for 2012
by Martha Kyrillidou | 202-296-2296 | email@example.com |on October 22, 2012
clockwise from top left: Karin De Jager, Joan Rapp, Sam Kalb, Don KingARL is pleased to announce the 2012 Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards. 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 Don King from the United States.
This webcast, held on September 18, 2012, provides potential and current participants with vital information on the MINES for Libraries® service, an online, transaction-based survey that collects data on the reasons people use electronic resources and on the demographics of users. This one-hour webcast introduces the MINES for Libraries® assessment protocol, shares the benefits and results of participation, and presents useful case studies.
SPEC Kit 330: Library Contribution to Accreditation (September 2012)
by Lee Anne Georgeon August 31, 2012
SPEC Kit 330 explores the scope of accreditation standards,the data provided by research libraries to meet the requirements of accrediting bodies, and which library staff participate in preparing reports and site visits. The survey results may help libraries identify and understand what standards exist, and how their contributions lead to successful accreditation and reaccreditation for their parent institutions. Additionally, this survey sought to identify how deeply ARL libraries are involved in the accreditation process at the institutional level. As libraries strive to establish their impact and value in higher education, this measure is one way to gauge how institutional leaders perceive their libraries’ contributions. This SPEC Kit includes examples of programmatic and regional accrediting agency reports from respondents and descriptions of the accreditation process.
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 330on the ARL Digital Publications website.
This report analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 126 ARL member libraries during 2011-2012. Data are reported for 9,910 professional staff in the 115 university libraries and for 4,046 professional staff in the 11 non-university libraries.
This webcast, held April 17, 2012, provides potential and current participants with vital information on the ClimateQUAL® service, a survey protocol capturing data on Organizational Climate and Diversity Assessment (OCDA). This one-hour webcast provides practical information for administering a survey, helps participants with interpreting the data and its analysis, and shares best practices in using the results. For more info, visit http://www.climatequal.org/.
ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2009-2010
by administratoron March 18, 2012
ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2009–2010 presents data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 61 medical libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.
This webcast from February 14, 2012, provides potential and current LibQUAL+® participants with vital information on the LibQUAL+® service. This one-hour webcast provides practical information for administering a survey, helps participants with interpreting the data and its analysis, and shares best practices in using the results.Key members of the LibQUAL+® team, Martha Kyrillidou and David Green, hosted the webcast. Our guest presenters were:
Sandra Phoenix, Executive Director of the HBCU Library Alliance,
Carla Stoffle, Dean, University Libraries and Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, and
Chestalene Pintozzi, Director of Project Management & Assessment, University of Arizona
This edition of the ARL Statistics describes the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities for the 125 members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in fiscal year 2009–2010.
This report analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 126 ARL member libraries during 2010–2011. Data are reported for 10,037 professional staff in the 115 university ARL libraries and for 3,709 professional staff in the 11 non-university ARL libraries.
Proceedings of the 2010 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment
by Lee Anne Georgeon November 30, 2011
Steve Hiller et al., eds. 2011 | ISBN 1-59407-865-1 | EAN 9781594078651 | 778 pages $200, plus shipping and handling (print or CD-ROM)
The third Library Assessment Conference offered in North America brought together more than 460 participants from 46 US states, 8 Canadian provinces, and 12 countries outside North America. The attendees—representing libraries, associations, library systems, and vendors—enjoyed a robust program offering presentations from more than 60 papers, 80 posters, and two full-day and four half-day workshops. The proceedings include both contributed papers as well as the keynote papers by:
Fred Heath (University of Texas) Joe Matthews (JRM Consulting) Danuta Nitecki (Drexel University) Megan Oakleaf (Syracuse University) Stephen Town (University of York, UK) Charles Lowry (ARL)
This report includes a thorough content analysis of narrative descriptions of research libraries at the end of the first decade of the 21st century. The profile analysis has engaged qualitative methods to describe research libraries that complement the annual quantitative ARL Statistics®. The contextual information provided in this report documents the importance of the public good research libraries provide in an increasingly globalized environment by making their services more readily available; they are becoming an integral part not only of the physical but also the virtual academic experience in addition to setting standards and exploring best practices with national and international visibility, among other things.
Living the Future: Organizational Performance Assessment
by administratoron May 30, 2011
Organizational performance assessment is a practice-based framework that builds on the synergy between planning and assessment, and results in the discernment of impact and value. It promotes a set of practices that enable the library to effectively integrate planning, strategy, performance, assessment, and organizational development in order to advance the parent institution’s mission. This paper discusses some foundations of organizational performance assessment, useful practices, and examples from libraries that are―living the future.
This edition of the ARL Statistics describes the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities for the 124 members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in fiscal year 2008–2009.
ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2008-2009
by administratoron May 17, 2011
ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2008–2009 presents data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 62 medical libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.
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.
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