Improving Academic Library Impact

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has released Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to ResearchThis report investigates how libraries can increase student learning and success and effectively communicate their value to higher education stakeholders. You can learn more about the report in the video overview above.

Now more than ever, academic libraries are being asked to demonstrate value to their institutional stakeholders, funders, and governance boards. Academic Library Impact builds on ACRL’s 2010 Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report and the results of the subsequent Assessment in Action program. It demonstrates how libraries are now measuring library contributions to student learning and success, and recommends where more research is needed in areas critical to the higher education sector such as accreditation, student retention, and academic achievement.

The full report is freely available for download on the ACRL website.

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