The Association of Research Libraries invites libraries to join the global assessment community of LibQUAL+® by registering for the 2019 LibQUAL+ survey.
LibQUAL+ is a tool that libraries use to solicit, track, understand, and act upon users’ opinions of service quality. The protocol is a rigorously tested web survey that helps libraries assess and improve library services, change organizational culture, and market the library.
Since 2000, more than 1,300 libraries in 35 countries have participated in LibQUAL+, including college and university, community college, health sciences, and academic law libraries. This growing community of participants and its extensive data set of more than two million completed surveys are rich resources for improving library services.
Register to Participate in 2019
The 2019 LibQUAL+ registration fee is US$3,200.
New participants may register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past participants may register on the LibQUAL+ website and may be eligible for reduced fees. Institutions that participated in LibQUAL+ in 2018 will receive a discount of $1,000 on their 2019 survey registration, and institutions that last participated in 2017 will receive a discount of $500.
As a benefit of registration, participants are able to view results for all libraries participating in the same survey year. For access to the full set of survey results from 2000 through 2019, institutions may purchase an annual LibQUAL+ Membership Subscription for $1,000.
Registration is ongoing and enables participants to implement a survey at any time during the two LibQUAL+ survey sessions in 2019:
- Session I: January 15–May 31, 2019
- Session II: July 1–December 9, 2019
Registration for the 2019 survey year will close on November 1, 2019.
Free Online Training
The Association of Research Libraries is offering free online training for LibQUAL+ survey administrators in January 2019. Topics covered will include preparing for a survey, random sampling, communications planning, and survey administration. Training registration information will be released later in 2018.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.