Accountability vs. Improvement: Seeking Balance in the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative
  • Meredith G Farkas , Portland State University
Article
Published In
OLA Quarterly
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Keywords
  • Academic libraries,
  • Library finance
Abstract

The article focuses on a program by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) which focused on finding ways for libraries to show value and create a research agenda on the subject of value. The initiative produced "The Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report" focused on demonstrating correlations between library collections, instructions and student success. It notes the importance of libraries showing value to those who determine funding levels.

Description

This is the publisher's final pdf. Article appears in the Spring 2013 issues of OLA Quarterly

Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/9598
Citation Information
Farkas, M. (2013). Accountability vs. Improvement: Seeking Balance in the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative. OLA Quarterly, 19(1), 4-7.