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Hege Library & Learning Technologies

Library Assessment

Recent Trends in Library Assessment

Recent trends in library assessment:

  • greater reliance on external measures & user impacts, aligned with strategic planning
  • outcomes-based approach (accreditation) that makes use of multiple methods
  • collaboration with institutional & other partners
  • demonstrating library impact & value

Evaluating Library Impact

Factors of library impact/influence on institutional effectiveness:

  • student & faculty success
  • institutional mission/visibility
  • accountability/efficiency/effectiveness
  • use
  • revenue generation (including fundraising)
  • peer comparisons