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Academic Libraries and Student Successwhich involved over campus teams led by librarians designing, implementing, and evaluating an action-learning project that sought to strengthen the competencies of librarians in campus leadership and data-informed advocacy.
The paper looks at the collaborative practices advanced by the AiA program and explains how these practices promote assessment aligned with institutional priorities, encourage common understanding among stakeholder groups about attributes of academic success, produce meaningful measures of student learning, create a unified campus message about student learning and success, and focus on transformative and sustainable change.
Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research investigates how libraries can increase student learning and success and effectively communicate their value to higher education stakeholders, and identifies the next generation of necessary research to continue to testify to library impact.
This action-oriented research agenda includes a report on all project phases and findings; a detailed research agenda based on those findings; a visualization component that filters relevant literature and creates graphics that can communicate library value to stakeholders; a bibliography of the literature analyzed; and a full bibliography of the works cited and reviewed.
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Positive connections between the library and aspects of student learning and success in five areas are particularly noteworthy.
These findings can be adapted to other settings with care and consideration to local context. Read the full report and share the executive summary broadly with campus stakeholders.
April This report synthesizes more than 60 individual project reports from higher education institutions which participated in the second year of the ACRL program Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success. Using past findings from projects completed during the first year of the program as context, the report identifies strong evidence of the positive contributions of academic libraries to student learning and success in four key areas.
In addition the report reveals that a collaborative team-based approach on campus is an essential element of conducting an assessment project and planning for subsequent action.
Academic Library Contributions to Student Success: Documented Practices from the Field January This report synthesizes results from over 70 higher education institutions from across North America which completed team-based assessment projects during the first year of Assessment in Action: The findings from these campus teams are impressive.
By demonstrating the variety of ways that libraries contribute to student learning and success, academic librarians are establishing connections between such academic success outcomes as student retention, persistence, GPA, engagement, graduation, career preparedness, and different aspects of the library e.
Connect, Collaborate, and Communicate: The report — co-authored by Karen Brown, associate professor at Dominican University, and ACRL Senior Strategist for Special Initiatives Kara Malenfant — summarizes broad themes about the dynamic nature of higher education assessment that emerged from the summits.
Chronicle of Higher Education and Library Journal. Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report September 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.A white paper is an article that states an organization's position or philosophy about a social, political, or other subject, or a not-too-detailed technical explanation .
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