ACRL Value of Academic Libraries


To oversee and coordinate ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries Initiative as described in the strategic plan; work with the ACRL Board and other ACRL units in creating a comprehensive effort including coalition building, professional development, publications, research, advocacy, and consultation services and in developing the ACRL Value website; and monitor and assess the effectiveness of the Value Initiative.


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Specific Tasks

  • Post regularly to the VAL Blog.
  • Provide advisory service to grant funded projects related to ACRL Value Initiative.


  • A minimum of five members (i.e. a chair, a vice-chair and three members).
  • Ex-officio members include assessment licensed workshops presenter coordinator and Standards for Libraries in Higher Education licensed workshop presenter coordinator.
  • Additional appointments at the discretion of the Vice-President/President-Elect and Appointments Committee.


The Value of Academic Libraries was established by the ACRL Executive Committee at the 2011 Spring Executive meeting. 

Get Involved

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Staff Liaison

Kara Malenfant
Senior Strategist for Special Initiatives
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2510