Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Being Valuable

The Association of College and Research Libraries a released a report today titled The Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report.

From the executive summary:
Community college, college, and university librarians no longer can rely on their stakeholders’ belief in their importance. Rather, they must demonstrate their value.
Six pages of 22 selected recommendations follow.

From the conclusion:
When academic librarians learn about their impact on users, they increase their value by proactively delivering improved services and resources—to students completing their academic work; to faculty preparing publications and proposals; to administrators needing evidence to make decisions.