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Major reports on library value
"Academic libraries have long enjoyed their status as the “heart of the university.” However, in recent decades, higher education environments have changed. ... Community college, college, and university librarians no longer can rely on their stakeholders’ belief in their importance. Rather, they must demonstrate their value." - Value of Academic Libraries, ACRL, 2010.
Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research.
Developed for ACRL by OCLC Research, this valuable resource investigates how libraries can increase student learning and success and effectively communicate their value to higher education stakeholders. The full report is freely available for download on the ACRL website.
Academic Library Impact on Student Learning and Success: Findings from Assessment in Action Team Projects
Karen Brown with contributions by Kara J. Malenfant, “Academic Library Impact on Student Learning and Success: Findings from Assessment in Action Team Projects,”ACRL, April 2017
Connect, Collaborate, and Communicate: A Report from the Value of Academic Libraries Summits
The summits convened institutional teams of senior librarians, chief academic administrators and institutional researchers from 22 postsecondary institutions as well as fifteen representatives from higher education organizations, associations and accreditation bodies.
Research Libraries, Risk and Systemic Change. OCLC
Michalko, James, Constance Malpas and Arnold Arcolio. Report produced by OCLC Research, 2010.
Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report. ACRL
Researched by Megan Oakleaf. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2010.
ACRL Joint Statement on Faculty Status for College and University Librarians
The statement that follows was prepared by the Joint Committee on College Library Problems, a national committee representing the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Association of American Colleges (now the Association of American Colleges and Universities), and the American Association of University Professors. The statement was endorsed by the board and annual meeting of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, in 1972. It was reaffirmed by the ACRL board in June 2001 and 2007. It was adopted by the Council of the American Association of University Professors in April 1973 and endorsed by the Fifty-ninth Annual Meeting. Additional revisions were made by a subcommittee of the ACRL along with representatives of the AAUP in June 2012 and approved by the ACRL Board of Directors in October 2012. The statement was reaffirmed by the ACRL Board of Directors in April 2018.
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