May 21, 2022

Article: “Demonstrating Library Value Through Outreach Goals and Assessment”

From a New Article Published by EDUCAUSE Review:

Colleges and universities are evolving to meet the teaching and research needs of their rapidly changing campuses. New methods of teaching, the proliferation of online information, and a call for universities to demonstrate value has created an environment that challenges higher education institutions to communicate their continued relevance.

These cultural shifts have been felt deeply by traditional campus services such as libraries. Long gone are the days when libraries exist merely on the goodwill of campus administrators and the fond memory of the book stacks. Libraries now must justify their relevance to student success, and librarians are responding to these requirements by both designing new services and adapting traditional models for a new era.

The article includes three tables:

  • Example Alignment Grid
  • Assessment Strategies
  • Example Outreach Activity

Read the Complete Article: Demonstrating Library Value Through Outreach Goals and Assessment


About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.