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Accountability vs. Improvement: Seeking Balance in the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative

Meredith G. Farkas, Portland State University

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

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.

Suggested Citation

Farkas, M. (2013). Accountability vs. Improvement: Seeking Balance in the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative. OLA Quarterly, 19(1), 4-7.