Value of Academic Libraries Report


Value of Academic Libraries ReportThe ACRL publication Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report is a review of the quantitative and qualitative literature, methodologies and best practices currently in place for demonstrating the value of academic libraries, developed for ACRL by Megan Oakleaf of the iSchool at Syracuse University. The primary objective of this comprehensive review is to provide academic librarians with a clearer understanding of what research about the performance of academic libraries already exists, where gaps in this research occur, and to identify the most promising best practices and measures correlated to performance.

Full Report (PDF) | Executive Summary (PDF) |  Bibliography (PDF)

The Value of Academic Libraries Report is now available for purchase in print from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Report author Megan Oakleaf and ACRL President Lisa Hinchliffe discuss the report in this ACRL Podcast.

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