ARL gathers and disseminates data and analytics on research library practices, effectiveness, and impact.
Our Research and Analytics program pursues a research agenda for the Association. We collect and analyze data on all aspects of research libraries’ roles in scholarly and scientific production, learning facilitation and learner success, and knowledge access and sustainability.
The program supports an active community for librarians interested in library assessment, evaluation, and improvement. This community shares approaches and solutions to problems through two activities:
- ARL maintains an online email community, ARL-Assess, that is open to all who are interested in joining. Sign up for the list on the Google Groups subscription page.
- The Library Assessment Conference, co-sponsored by ARL and the University of Washington, is a biennial event that gathers practitioners and researchers. The conference provides a mix of invited speakers, contributed papers and posters, and workshops.
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Research question: (How) does the library help to increase research productivity and impact? Project Teams Pilot Project: UC Berkeley Pilot Project: University of Illinois Chicago Pilot Project: University of Pittsburgh...
Research question: (How) do the library's special collections specifically support and promote teaching, learning, and research? Project Teams Pilot Project: UC Irvine Pilot Project: University of Pittsburgh Practice Brief: Johns...
Why would a school of information science have a biologist and physicist on its faculty? Jevin D. West, assistant professor at the University of Washington iSchool and co-director of the...