Looking to pave the way for success and maximize your impact in 2011? Here is some great best practices information which can help academic libraries to better measure, quantify, and otherwise illustrate their value as we move into 2011 – courtesy of ARL. Below you will find highlights from ARL’s announcement of the new videos, which also references the new Lib-Value Website. There is also a Lib-Value RSS Feed which will continue to offer the latest updates.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released video recordings of the Lib-Value Workshop at the Gelman Library of George Washington University on June 26, 2010. The workshop was hosted to bring awareness of the current state of the art on methods related to Measuring Library Value and Return on Investment (ROI) in academic libraries.
- Lib-Value as Collaborative Assessment by Martha Kyrillidou, Senior Director, ARL Statistics and Service Quality Programs, Association of Research Libraries http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEycaMqLlQg
- Lib-Value: Value, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries by Regina Mays, Program Manager of the Lib-Value grant, University of Tennessee http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obdsiQwM5pw
- The Library as Strategic Investment by Paula Kaufman, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyhCLA1Ab9U
- Measuring Value: 30-years of Experience with Valuation Studies by Donald W. King, University of Tennessee and Bryant University http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz6SKkCpzF8
- The Economics of Libraries, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Return on Investment by Bruce Kingma, Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Syracuse University http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQW_lnUXdMY
- A panel discussion of issues, challenges and opportunities including Paula Kaufman, Don King, Bruce Kingma and Regina Mays, facilitated by Martha Kyrillidou http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P19S0zpbEEo
The PowerPoint presentations from this event, as well as additional information on the presenters, are available at: http://www.arl.org/stats/statsevents/return-on-investment-roi-lib-value-workshop.shtml.
Lib-Value is a three-year study, funded by a grant from IMLS, with the ultimate goal of understanding how to measure value and return on investment (ROI) in all aspects of academic libraries. The workshop was a collaborative effort of ARL with the University of Tennessee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and George Washington University. For more information on the Lib-Value grant, please visit the project’s website: http://libvalue.cci.utk.edu/.
Note that you will also find some helpful resources from ARL and ACRL in my recent post on academic library value. Are there other resources I should highlight? Thanks for helping to surface anything that is new for the benefit of all!