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LibQUAL+ Seeks Applicants for In-Kind Grant Program 2017—Apply by January 31

LibQUAL+ thermometer chart

The Association of Research Libraries will award up to three institutions in-kind grants to participate in the 2017 LibQUAL+ survey, with a goal of offering one grant for every 50 libraries registered.

Selection of grant recipients will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Improvements in local service and quality. The ability of the participating library to both improve overall services and contribute to the quality of service provided to students and faculty at the institution will be considered.
  2. Financial need. The ability of the institution to pay the fee for participation in LibQUAL+ will be considered. Applicants with the greatest financial need, who also meet the other criteria, will be given priority.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following materials for consideration by January 31, 2017:

  • A three- to five-page narrative explaining their unique situation and how they meet the criteria above (approximately 1,500 to 2,500 words)
  • A brief paragraph describing their institution (fewer than 500 words)
  • The name, phone number, e-mail address, and mailing address of the contact person for the application
  • A short biography of the person applying on behalf of the institution

Applications will be accepted via e-mail to libqual@arl.org or by mail to:

LibQUAL+ Grant Award
Association of Research Libraries
21 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington DC 20036

About LibQUAL+®

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 33 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 one million completed surveys are rich resources for improving library services. LibQUAL+ is on the web at libqual.org.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

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