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Outreach and Engagement, SPEC Kit 361, Published by ARL

Outreach and Engagement, SPEC Kit 361

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released Outreach and Engagement, SPEC Kit 361, which captures a snapshot of how ARL member libraries are defining their outreach and engagement programs, how they are assigning and structuring responsibilities, and how they are measuring the success and impact of their efforts.

The SPEC survey gathered information about types of activities, which populations are served, levels of funding and staff support for these activities, program planning, collaborations and strategic partnerships, and assessment measures and reporting practices. In addition, survey respondents were asked to provide a brief case study for an outreach or engagement activity in their organization.

This SPEC Kit includes examples of statements on outreach mission and goals, programs and services, event planning documents, reports of outcomes, and job descriptions.

Publication Details

SPEC Kit 361, Outreach and Engagement

Sarah LeMire, Stephanie J. Graves, Shannon L. Farrell, and Kristen L. Mastel

November 2018 • 197 pp.

Online Edition

SPEC Kits on the ARL Digital Publications platform are open access and freely available to all readers.

Read/download SPEC Kit 361.

ISBN 978-1-948964-01-2

Print Edition

Print copies of SPEC Kit 361 are available for purchase.

ISBN 978-1-948964-00-5 • $40 ARL members/$50 all others

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2018 print subscription, four issues (358–361), shipping included (additional postage may apply outside North America) • ISSN 0160-3582 • $225 ARL members/$300 all others.

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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.