Many interested conference attendees braved the snow on Sunday, January 31st and came to hear an update on the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative. Slides from the presentation are linked below. Highlights included:

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You may download slides from the presentation here.

 

Assessment in Action LogoACRL is seeking applications from all types of higher education institutions for 125 teams to participate in the third 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. The AiA program, part of ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries initiative, employs a blended learning environment and a peer-to-peer network over the course of the 14-month long program, which runs from April 2015-June 2016.

Learn more about the AiA program from the recording / presentation slides of an online open forum held February 10 for prospective applicants. It provided background on AiA and details on how to apply for the third year plus featured two AiA librarian team leaders who talked about their experiences participating in the first year.

Read more about how to apply for AiA, and apply online by 5 p.m. Central, Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

 

Assessment in Action LogoIs your institution thinking of applying for the third year of “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success” (AiA)? Gather your potential team members to learn more about the program and how to apply in an online open forum to be held Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 1:00pm-2:00pm Central. As part of the forum, hear briefly from two AiA librarian team leaders about their experiences participating in the first year.

Sign up to attend by COB Monday, February 9, and full instructions about accessing the online meeting room will be emailed directly to you the morning of February 10. There is no fee to attend, but advance registration is required. Unable to attend? The forum will be recorded and a link posted afterwards on the AiA program webpage.

Read more about how to apply for AiA, and apply online by 5 p.m. Central, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Curious to know how the first year’s AiA assessment projects turned out? Read the new report “Academic Library Contributions to Student Success: Documented Practices from the Field” which synthesizes results from over 70 higher education institutions from across North America which recently completed team-based assessment projects. You can also search our online collection to read a detailed description about each individual project.

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