ACRL Project Outcome for Academic Libraries Task Force

Charge

The Task Force is established to adapt the Project Outcome measures, developed by the Public Library Association, to an academic library context. Collecting consistent outcomes data will allow academic libraries to benchmark at the national and state level and will help ACRL better support its members and mission.

With staff support and guidance from outside consultant(s) with expertise in educational outcomes assessment, it will: (1) engage the academic library community regularly to seek input and feedback; (2) determine the scope and clearly topic areas, field testing new measures in the development process; (3) ensure ancillary resources (including explanatory text, ready-made reports, and visually interactive data dashboards) and training support are translated appropriately for an academic and research librarian audience; (4) raise awareness of project, being sure to articulate the value of this tool specifically and to differentiate it from other survey tools; (5) develop use cases that highlight ways Project Outcome can be used by libraries in all Carnegie classifications; and (6) promote the new outcomes measures and toolkit and incentivize participation.

Roster

Sara Goek (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mary Jane Petrowski (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)

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Composition

  • Chair
  • Representative from Value of Academic Libraries Committee
  • Representative from Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee
  • Representative from Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board
  • At least one accomplished expert on academic library outcomes assessment
  • At least one accomplished expert on post-secondary education outcomes assessment
  • 4-6 additional appointments, ensuring task force members represent community colleges, college libraries, and university libraries
  • 2 ACRL staff liaisons
  • Board Liaison

Timeline

  • Date interim reports are due: ALA Annual Conference 2018 and ALA Midwinter Meeting 2019
  • Date Academic Library Project Outcome launches: ACRL 2019 Conference
  • Date final report is due: ALA Annual Conference 2019

Origin

The ACRL Board aproved the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries Task Force at its October 26, 2017 Fall Board Virtual Meeting.

Staff Liaisons

Sara Goek
Program Manager
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-5841
Email: sgoek@ala.org

Mary Jane Petrowski
Associate Director
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2523
Email: mpetrowski@ala.org