Author Archives: Megan Oakleaf

LAC & Institutional Focus Areas

Sunday, I presented a workshop at the Library Assessment Conference called, “Library Value: Conceptualizing, Capturing, & Communicating Impact.” Through a combination of mini-lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities, we engaged these four questions: What is academic library value, when viewed through more »

Posted in Communicating Value, Events, Uncategorized | Comments Off on LAC & Institutional Focus Areas

Value, Impact, and ROI at the 2012 Library Assessment Conference

The Library Assessment Conference is fast approaching! For library value junkies, this conference promises to be full of great presentations and conversations. While I haven’t seen the final, full conference program yet, the preliminary program is online at http://libraryassessment.org/schedule/index.shtml. Here’s more »

Posted in Assessment in Action, Communicating Value, Events, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Value, Impact, and ROI at the 2012 Library Assessment Conference

Alternate Textbooks + Engaged Students = Retention Value

Editor’s note: In today’s guest post, ACRL President Steven J. Bell discusses how alternatives to traditional textbooks can increase student engagement and retention. According to college student retention research, two of the top six reasons undergraduates drop out are lack more »

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Alternate Textbooks + Engaged Students = Retention Value