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ERIC Number: EJ1038115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Start a New Fire: Measuring the Value of Academic Libraries in Undergraduate Learning
Menchaca, Frank
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v14 n3 p353-367 Jul 2014
In the last two decades, fundamental changes in information distribution, in the general economy, and in the behaviors of faculty, students, and library staff have problematized the question of an academic library's value and how it can be measured. This article reviews those changes and, drawing on research linked to the Collegiate Learning Assessment exam and Project Information Literacy, identifies undergraduate learning outcomes as an educational "pain point" that libraries are well-positioned to address. It argues that measuring libraries' value in terms of supporting improved undergraduate learning outcomes will lead increased funding prospects and greater relevancy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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