Library Planning Research,  Social Library Issues,  work in progress

value of academic libraries

The Value of Academic Libraries is a subject we have been analyzing to support our academic clients. Our technique the Visual Scan, a qualitative assessment of the library environment, helps our clients determine the value of their library. This activity along with our functional programming models and experience allows our team to gain a full understanding of existing service needs and future options.

Our functional program work has led to some interesting perceptions about how students use the library. It has also allowed us to address ways to improve the environment to support academic goals.

Below is a list of web citations from ACRL. They did very good work sharing this data. We would like our visitors to have access to this knowledge.

Value of Academic Libraries – web citations

Stephen’s Lighthouse [blog by Stephen Abram] [blog]

Felix Chu’s blog

New York State Higher Education Initiative
[quotes article from The Chronicle of Higher Education about the report]

Library Journal [article]


Library Assessment Conference [cited in presentation]

Ideas [blog, cited]

UBC Library Journal Club

SUNY Council of Library Directors – Strategic Planning Documents


CBS Bibliothek Blog

The ‘M’ Word: Marketing Libraries [blog]

Library Boy [blog]

Dewey’s Not Dead [blog]

Library Research [blog]

IFLA presentation by Hinchliffe & Oakleaf

Commentary from Carl Grant [blog]


American Libraries Magazine [press release]

ResourceShelf [press release]

C&RL News [article by Hinchliffe]

University of Tennessee, Knoxville [press release]

Peter Scott’s Library Blog

iSchool News [press release]

Association of Research Libraries [press release]

BCI Library Design [blog, press release]

AFSCME [press release]

Inside Higher Ed [article]

Library Intelligencer [blog, press release]

Learning Ecosystems by Daniel S. Christian [blog]

Human Sciences [blog]

Caribbean Connector [blog]

CMLE Info Feed [blog] [blog]

The Scholarly Kitchen [blog, see comment #4]

ACRL Arts Section Blog

Faculty Survival Guide [blog]

SCONUL : Experiences [report of publication]

Virginia Tech Reading Group [announcement of discussion]

ACRLog: After the Values Study

Law Librarian Blog

Digital & Scholarly [blog, press release]

Fast Company: “University Assigns Freshmen ‘Personal Librarians’” [mention in article]

NextSpace (OCLC newsletter)

Resource List: Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation for Library Advocacy (NNLM) [bibliography]

State Library of Queensland – Research and advocacy

INula Notes

Public Library Statistical Reports

Blok de bid (University of Barcelona) [blog]

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries – Library and Information Science Resources [bibliography]

College and University blog

Every Member an Advocate (Australian Library and Information Association) [see p.9]

ACRL Louisiana presentation

International Association of Universities E-Bulletin [under National and institutional initiatives]

Rizal Conference presentation

Erica Sum [blog]

Alloway Library News

InfoViews [blog]

Confessions of a Science Librarian

Learning in the Libraries [blog, bibliography]

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment – Resources [under Library]

The Researching Librarian – Noteworthy Archive

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice [cited in article]

Return on Investment (Univ. of Maryland Health Sciences & Human Services Library) [cited]

University of Wisconsin colleges – Resources for Librarians