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Library Value: Conceptualizing, Capturing & Communicating Impact

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Registration is now open for a workshop on library value, to be hosted by ARL on Monday, July 1, 2013, in conjunction with the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago. Megan Oakleaf, associate professor in the iSchool at Syracuse University, will lead the half-day event, “Library Value: Conceptualizing, Capturing & Communicating Impact.”

Intended for librarians engaging an academic library value project, initiative, or research agenda, this half-day workshop will include mini-lectures, discussion, and hands-on activities to engage participants in answering four questions:

  • What is academic library value, when viewed through an institutional lens?
  • What library services, expertise, and resources have institutional value on your campus?
  • How can you capture evidence of that value?
  • What can you do with evidence of value once you have it? What decisions can you make? What actions can you take?

Megan Oakleaf is the author of The Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report (PDF) and has earned recognition and awards for articles published in top library and information science journals, including College and Research Librariesportal: Libraries and the AcademyReference and User Services Quarterly, and Journal of Documentation. Her research areas include outcomes assessment, evidence-based decision making, information literacy instruction, and academic library impact and value.

Register now

Library Value: Conceptualizing, Capturing & Communicating Impact 
Monday, July 1, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
McCormick Place Convention Center, Room N-140
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616 
Fee: $80

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its 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 http://www.arl.org/.