May 16, 2022

New Report From ARL, CARL, and Ithaka S+R: “Aligning the Research Library to Organizational Strategy”

From a Joint Announcement (via ARL):

ARL, CARL, and Ithaka S+R are pleased to publish the final report of the commissioned research to identify the strategic priorities of higher education’s senior leadership, and to identify how and what more research libraries can do to advance them. Thank you to the 63 university presidents, provosts, senior research officers, chief information officers, and presidents and executive directors of partner higher education associations who participated in the research.

This report is the first in a series of collaborations to develop a shared narrative with key stakeholders and our members, including data and case studies that convey the value research libraries do and can provide in advancing the research and learning mission.

For further information please contact Susan Haigh, executive director of CARL; Mary Lee Kennedy, executive director of ARL; or Roger Schonfeld, program director, Ithaka S+R.


Aligning the Research Library to Organizational Strategy


Danielle Cooper, Catharine Bond Hill, and Roger C. Schonfeld


Association of Research Libraries, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, and Ithaka S+R

DOI: 10.18665/sr.316656

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