An ACRL task force seeks comments on a draft of potential changes to the the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE) before completing final revisions and submitting the standards for approval. Like all ACRL standards and guidelines, these are subject to a regular cyclical review. Please review the draft document and provide feedback either by attending an upcoming online open forum or by submitting your comments through an online feedback form by Tuesday, September 12.
Join the free online open forum Seeking Feedback on Draft of Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education on Wednesday, September 6, from 1:00 — 2:00 p.m. Central time (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Convert additional time zones online.)
How to Register
Submit your free registration online by September 5, 2017. Login details will be sent via email the morning of September 6. The webcast will be recorded and made available shortly after the live event.
The online open forum takes place in a WebEx meeting room. Make certain you have an updated version of Java. Make sure you have the most recent WebEx software by checking the system requirements. This especially applies to users accessing the meeting through a mobile device. We recommend a USB headset. Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio, etc. before the start time.
The SLHE, adopted in 2011, are designed to guide academic libraries in advancing and sustaining their role as partners in educating students, achieving their institutions’ missions, and positioning libraries as leaders in assessment and continuous improvement on their campuses. Libraries in higher education are increasingly required to demonstrate their value and document their contributions to overall institutional effectiveness and be prepared to address changes in higher education. The SLHE is a framework for library planning and assessment that can be used for a variety of circumstances including annual planning, program review, and accreditation self-study.
Contact the task force chair Andrea Falcone at Andrea.Falcone@ucdenver.edu or (303) 352-3953.