Request for Feedback: ACRL Proficiencies for Assessment in Academic Libraries Draft

A joint working group of ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries Committee and the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee is requesting your feedback on a Draft of the Proficiencies for Assessment in Academic Libraries (PDF). This draft is an update to the current ACRL Proficiencies for Assessment Librarians and Coordinators to ensure social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are centered in library assessment work.

To update the proficiencies, the joint working group – formed just over a year ago – has conducted an environmental/literature review, hosted focus groups, and drafted an updated set of proficiencies through an iterative process. The working group is following ACRL procedures for updates and open comment period laid out by the ACRL Standards committee, found on the ACRL website.

Please provide your feedback by March 31, 2023. The feedback form includes questions relating to the Preamble, 5 proficiencies sections, and a self-check section. Each section of the form asks you to respond to the following open-ended questions:

  1. Clarifications Needed: Is there anything that you think could be worded more clearly? If so, please provide as much detail as possible to help us identify the location in the preamble.
  2. What’s Missing?: Is there anything missing from this section that you think should be included? If so, please describe.
  3. Relevance: Is there anything in this section that is either (1) irrelevant and could be deleted, (2) addressed in another section and could be deleted from this section, or (3) would be better addressed in a different section? If so, please provide as much detail as possible to help us identify the location in the document.
  4. Additional Comments.

After the close of this review period, the working group writing team will review and incorporate feedback, issuing a second draft for open review/comment April 15-30.

For questions, contact Rebecca Croxton, chair of the ACRL Assessment Proficiencies working group and Head of Strategic Analytics & Special Projects at UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library, at