Demonstrating the value of a biomedical library can be a daunting and somewhat ineffective task. The current literature base contains many articles attempting to achieve this goal by analyzing the collections through resource usage and citation analysis. However, with competing budgets across university campuses, it has become essential to investigate and develop methods in which libraries can correlate collections and services as it relates to their role as a partner across the scholarly, education, and service missions of our institutions. This practice brief discusses various methods and strategies in which the Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center sought to identify, compile, analyze, and disseminate relevant data to demonstrate its impact or added value to the research enterprise at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. This work was done as part of the library’s participation in the ARL Research Library Impact Framework initiative.
Walker, Philip. Library Impact Practice Brief: Assessing Library Information Services and Demonstrating Value through the Tailored Design Method. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, November 2022. https://doi.org/10.29242/report.vanderbilt2022.