Assessment in Action Bibliography

 

Assessment in Action LogoThis bibliography aims to be comprehensive, capturing all scholarly and practice-based literature and presentations about ACRLs’ program “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success” (AiA) and campus projects conducted as part of the AiA program by staff, facilitators, and participants.

Assessment in Action Bibliography:
ACRL Reports
Journal Articles
Books/Book Chapters
Conference Presentations
Conference Posters

Introduction

In September 2012, ACRL was awarded a National Leadership Demonstration Grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the program “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success” (AiA). Part of ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries initiative, AiA was undertaken in partnership with the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The grant supported the design, implementation and evaluation of a program to strengthen the competencies of librarians in campus leadership and data-informed advocacy.

Librarian-led teams carried out assessment projects over 14 months at their community colleges, colleges and universities. The projects examined the impact of the library (instruction, reference, collections, space, and more) on student learning/success. Over the course of the three-year program, teams from more than 200 institutions have participated in AiA. They represent all types of institutions from 41 states, the District of Columbia, 4 Canadian provinces and Australia.

Upon completing the 14-month program, each AiA team presented a poster at the ALA Annual Conference in June 2014, 2015 or 2016; find poster abstracts, images and full project descriptions in a searchable online collection. Additionally, the Value of Academic Libraries blog profiled selected AiA team leaders.

This bibliography aims to be comprehensive, capturing all scholarly and practice-based literature and presentations about AiA and campus projects conducted as part of the AiA program by staff, facilitators, and participants.

ACRL Reports

Documented Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success: Building Evidence with Team-Based Assessment in Action Campus ProjectsAssociation of College and Research Libraries. Documented Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success: Building Evidence with Team-Based Assessment in Action Campus Projects. Prepared by Karen Brown. Contributions by Kara J. Malenfant. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2016.
Read the full report synthesizing the second year AiA projects and executive summary to share broadly with campus stakeholders. Listen to the recording or view presentation slides from a May 9 online open forum to discuss the report.

Academic Library Contributions to Student Success: Documented Practices from the FieldAssociation of College and Research Libraries. Academic Library Contributions to Student Success: Documented Practices from the Field. Prepared by Karen Brown. Contributions by Kara J. Malenfant. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015.
Read the full report synthesizing the first year AiA projects and executive summary to share broadly with campus stakeholders.

Final narrative report submitted to IMLS describes completion of the project, 10/01/14-09/30/15 (December 2015).

Second interim narrative report submitted to IMLS describes the second year of grant activities, 10/01/13-09/30/14 (December 2014).

First interim narrative report submitted to IMLS describes the first year of grant activities, 10/01/12-09/30/13 (October 2013).

Assessment in Action Bibliography:
Introduction
ACRL Reports
Journal Articles
Books/Book Chapters
Conference Presentations
Conference Posters

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