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ACRL Research Forum: Call for Papers

What is the ACRL Research Forum?  The ACRL Research Coordinating Committee is pleased to sponsor a new forum to give those doing research in academic library contexts an opportunity to share their work with a national audience at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, June 21-26, 2012. The ACRL Research Forum will feature […]

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CRL Article Uses ARL Statistics to Explore the Impact of the Academic Library on Student Persistence

Using the annual ARL Statistics and IPEDS data on student persistence, Mark Emmons and Frances C. Wilkinson (University of New Mexico) answer affirmatively the question of whether the academic library impacts student persistence. The study, “The Academic Library Impact on Student Persistence,” “explores the relationship between traditional library input and output measures of staff, collections, […]

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Reviews of Webpages Requested

As a member of the collection assessment community, would you please review and send comments to me (l-lyons@northwestern.edu) in regard to this evolving website http://www.library.northwestern.edu/eraca/data_bank_info/top_level/nul_databank.html? The goal is to provide support and training for librarians who have collection development duties. Thank you for any suggestions, criticisms, etc. And thanks to Joe Zucca/Penn Library Data Farm for inspiration.

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UIUC Library Faculty Publications and Presentations on Library Assessment

Chrzastowski, Tina E. (2008). “Assessment 101 for Librarians: A Guidebook.” Science and Technology Libraries. 28 (1/2): 155-176. Chrzastowski, Tina E, and Lisa German, Lynn Wiley and Robert Alan (2007). “Approval Plan Assessment in Two Large ARL Libraries: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Pennsylvania State University.” Charleston Book and Serial Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, […]

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Healing power

The healing power of libraries as an indicator of effectiveness — if we think of a gap in knowledge as a wound that needs to be taken for, library effectiveness may be defined by the library’s ability to fill in that knowledge gap, and heal the wound. clipped from www.libraryjournal.com “I am absolutely optimistic,” Corrigan […]

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Pew Internet and American Life Project: The Future of the Internet III

the latest report from Pew …. clipped from www.pewinternet.org The Future of the Internet III 12/14/2008 | Report  | Janna Anderson Lee Rainie A survey of internet leaders, activists and analysts shows they expect major tech advances as the phone becomes a primary device for online access, voice-recognition improves, artificial and virtual reality become more […]

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F. W. Lancaster festschrift

a collection of articles that offers unique perspectives on library assessment over a period influenced by F.W. Lancaster clipped from muse.jhu.edu Library Trends Volume 56, Number 4, Spring 2008 The Influence of F. W. Lancaster on Information Science and on Libraries: Notes on the scope of this Festschrift Lorraine J. Haricombe Keith Russell Abstract: Over […]

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Proceedings of Library Assessment Conference Held in Thessaloniki, Greece, Now Available

The proceedings of the June 2005 Library Assessment Conference, co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Alexander Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki Library, and partially funded by the European Community Social Fund, are now available freely on the Web and for purchase in print. The conference focused on the need for library […]

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