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ALS/ IPEDS Survey Reintegration Comments

September 29, 2011 Joyce L. Ogburn 0

The process is underway to reintegrate the Academic Library Survey (ALS) into the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) survey, starting with the 2013 data collection year. Initial discussions were held in New Orleans at the annual meeting of the Academic Library Survey Advisory Committee meeting. Tom Weko, Associate Commissioner, […]

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ACRL Awarded IMLS Grant for Value of Academic Libraries Summits

September 27, 2011 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL has been awarded a National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grant Level II by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the project “Building Capacity for Demonstrating the Value of Academic Libraries.” The grant funding of $99,985 will support ACRL, in partnership with the Association for Institutional Research, the Association […]

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2010 Environmental Scan

June 16, 2011 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

Every two years, the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee produces an environmental scan of higher education, including developments with the potential for continuing on impact academic libraries.  The 2010 environmental scan provides a broad review of the current higher education landscape, with special focus on the state of academic […]

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Advocacy and the Academic Library Conversations Series

February 7, 2011 David Free 0

The ACRL Advocacy Committee is sponsoring a conversations series titled “Advocacy and the Academic Library” this winter and spring. This free series features interactive online talks with leading voices in advocating library value. Conversations in the series include: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011: “’Big Tent’ Advocacy: Shared Goals, Imagined Boundaries” – […]

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Value of Academic Libraries Report Now In Print

January 21, 2011 David Free 0

You asked, we listened! The Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report is now available for purchase in print through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The 8.5 x 11 paperback volume is perfect for adding to library collections or your professional reading shelf. Keep checking the VAL […]

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ACRLMetics Introductory Pricing

January 20, 2011 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

ACRL announces the release of ACRLMetrics, a new online service to support evidence-based decision making.Developed by Counting Opinions, it provides unprecedented access to the annual ACRL Academic Library Trends & Statistics Survey data as well as the biennial National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Academic Library Survey data in one […]

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ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Toolkit Now Available

October 19, 2010 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL’s Assessment Committee announces the availability of the “beta” version of its Value of Academic Libraries Toolkit. The Toolkit continues ACRL’s commitment to help members demonstrate the value of their libraries to the academy. This Toolkit complements ACRL’s recently released Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report […]

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Value of Academic Libraries ACRL OnPoint Chat

October 6, 2010 David Free 0

Join ACRL President Lisa Hinchliffe and “The Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report” author Megan Oakleaf of Syracuse University at 12:00 p.m. Central on October 21, 2010, for an ACRL OnPoint chat to discuss this valuable new ACRL resource. Share your ideas on demonstrating value on […]

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A Week in the Life of the Value Report

September 21, 2010 Lisa Hinchliffe 0

ACRL released “Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Review and Report” just one week ago today. I thought it might be fun to share some highlights of the first week in the life of this report. Please continue to let us know how you are using the report – it […]

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ACRL Podcast: Value of Academic Libraries Report

September 14, 2010 David Free 2

ACRL has released “Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report,” a comprehensive review providing academic librarians with a clearer understanding of what research about the performance of academic libraries already exists, where gaps in this research occur, and identifying the most promising best practices and measures correlated […]