May 28, 2022

ACRL’s Project Outcome For Academic Libraries Releases First Annual Report

From the Report/ACRL

Academic librarians know that their work makes a difference: they set students on the road to success and researchers on the road to results. They provide valuable skills and access to knowledge that helps our colleges and universities thrive. The challenge for libraries is often capturing meaningful data to support that story.

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) launched Project Outcome for Academic Libraries in April 2019, based on a model developed by the Public Library Association (PLA), to help libraries understand and share the impact of essential library programs and services. The free online toolkit provides standardized surveys, a simple process for measuring and analyzing outcomes, and resources libraries can use to apply their results to effect change.

Direct to Full Text Report
22 pages; PDF.

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