The Association of Research Libraries will award up to three institutions in-kind grants to participate in the 2018 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:
- Improvements in local service quality. The ability of the participating library to act on its LibQUAL+ survey findings to improve the quality of service provided to library users will be considered.
- Financial need. Applicants with the greatest financial need will be given priority.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit the following materials for consideration by Wednesday, January 31, 2018:
- 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, email 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 email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
LibQUAL+ Grant Award
Association of Research Libraries
21 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington DC 20036
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 1,350 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 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 125 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.