ACRL is seeking applications from all types of higher education institutions for 100 teams to participate in the second year of “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA),” made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and described on the ACRL website.
Librarians will each lead a campus team in developing and implementing an action-learning project which examines the impact of the library on student success and contributes to assessment activities on campus. They will be supported in this work by a professional development program with sequenced learning events and activities at key junctures. AiA employs a blended learning environment and a peer-to-peer community of practice over the course of the 14-month long program, which runs from April 2014-June 2015. The AiA program, undertaken by ACRL in partnership with the Association for Institutional Research and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, is a cornerstone of ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries initiative.
In order to apply, each prospective institution must identify a team consisting of a librarian team leader and at least two additional team members from other campus units (e.g., faculty member, student affairs representative, institutional researcher, or academic administrator). The application requires two essays — the first describes the team’s project goals and the second describes the goals of the librarian team leader — and statements of support from the library dean/director and campus chief academic officer.
Read full details about participating in the second year and apply online by 5 p.m. Central, Friday, March 7, 2014. Learn more about the AiA program in a recorded online forum (one hour) from December 2013 or attend the session Update on ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries Initiative to be held from 1:00 — 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2014, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.
Contact ACRL Senior Strategist for Special Initiatives Kara Malenfant with questions.