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.


Theresa S. Byrd (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Joanie D. Chavis (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2016. Last retrieved on 05/26/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

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)


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

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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