ACRL/ALA/ARL Joint Task Force for IPEDS Academic Library Survey Component – Draft Recommendations Available for Comment

ACRL, ALA, and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and have formed a joint advisory task force to suggest changes to the current definitions and instructions accompanying the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Academic Libraries (AL) Component for FY 2015. The ACRL/ALA/ARL task force worked through a series of phone calls and an in-person meeting on June 19 and has drafted the following recommendations to be presented to National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for the IPEDS AL component.

The Task Force is seeking feedback on the recommendations by July 9. Please provide your feedback as comments to the Google Doc or email if you cannot comment on the document.

There will be two presentations on the work of this joint task force at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco:

ARL Library Assessment Forum: Friday, June 26 from 1:00 –2:30 p.m. – InterContinental San Francisco, Laurel Hill Room. A recorded version of this presentation will be made available after the event.

ACRL Update on the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Academic Library Survey: Saturday, June 27 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Moscone Convention Center, N132