ACRL will be seeking applications for an additional 125 teams from all types of higher education institutions to participate in the third year of the ACRL program “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA).” The website describing how to apply for the third year of AiA, which will run from April 2015 – June 2016, is now up to date. The online application itself will be available in mid-January and due in early March 2015.
During this 14-month program, which employs a blended learning environment and a peer-to-peer network, 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. The AiA program, made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is undertaken by ACRL in partnership with the Association for Institutional Research and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. AiA is a cornerstone of ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries initiative.
Stay tuned for an announcement in mid January when the online application is available. In the meantime, contact ACRL Senior Strategist for Special Initiatives Kara Malenfant with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-545-2433, ext 2510.