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Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2017
Academic and research libraries have been increasing their efforts for a number of years to demonstrate their contributions to student learning outcomes in support of the institutional educational mission. Whether through one-shot instruction or credited classes, libraries invest a great deal of time and effort in instructional programs. A key…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Role, Case Studies
Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2017
This issue of "Research Library Issues" ("RLI") highlights the value of professional failure. The idea to explore this theme emerged from conversations with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Innovation Lab Advisory Group earlier this year. It is the hope this issue highlights the value of failure--both its necessary…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Failure, Risk, Entrepreneurship
Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2017
While not a new topic, many conversations are occurring about the roles of library staff and the changing nature of their work in support of research, teaching, and learning. Boundaries between specific functions or departments within the library continue to change as library employees grapple with issues of their roles in new service models.…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Models, Holistic Approach
Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2013
"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") focuses on current and emerging topics that are strategically important to research libraries. The articles explore issues, share information, pose critical questions, and provide examples. This issue includes the following articles: (1) Special at the Core: Aligning, Integrating, and…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Library Materials, Library Development, History
Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Morris, Shaneka, Comp. – Association of Research Libraries, 2011
This document presents results of the 2008-2009 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Law Library Statistics Questionnaire. Out of 114 ARL university libraries, 72 responded to this survey. Law libraries reported median values of 355,922 volumes held and 7,274 gross volumes added. Also, these libraries employed the full-time equivalent of 2,057…
Descriptors: Law Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Expenditures
Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2011
"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") is a quarterly report from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). This issue includes the following articles: (1) Rebalancing the Investment in Collections (H. Thomas Hickerson); (2)…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Investment
Association of Research Libraries, 2009
Libraries are making diverse contributions to the development of many types of digital repositories, particularly those housing locally created digital content, including new digital objects or digitized versions of locally held works. In some instances, libraries are managing a repository and its related services entirely on their own, but often…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Library Role, Electronic Libraries, Library Services
Bland, Les, Comp.; Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp. – Association of Research Libraries, 2009
This report presents statistics on how Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries spend money on electronic resources. This report indicates that 109 ARL libraries purchased 32,329,187 electronic books. In 2007-2008, there was a median of 28,319 acquisitions of electronic books by ARL libraries (this includes one institution that…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Statistics, Library Services, Costs
Bland, Les, Comp.; Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp. – Association of Research Libraries, 2009
This report presents statistics on how Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries spend money on electronic resources. This report indicates that 108 ARL libraries purchased 25,006,758 electronic books. In 2006-2007, there was an ARL median of 243,725 acquisitions of electronic books (this includes one institution that purchased…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Statistics, Library Services, Costs
Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Bland, Les, Comp. – Association of Research Libraries, 2009
"ARL Statistics 2007-2008" is the latest in a series of annual publications that describe collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities for the 123 members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Of these, 113 are university libraries; the remaining 10 are public, governmental, and nonprofit research libraries. Data reported…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Statistics, Unit Costs, Tables (Data)
Association of Research Libraries, 2009
This discussion report identifies key issues in the management of special collections material in the 21st century. The report uses a broad definition of "special collections," which encompasses distinctive material in all media and attendant library services. The group's main focus was on 19th- and 20th-century materials, including…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials
Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Bland, Les, Comp. – Association of Research Libraries, 2009
This document presents results of the 2007-2008 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Law Library Statistics Questionnaire. Of 113 ARL university libraries, 74 responded to the survey. Results for each library are presented in the following data tables: (1) collections (2-parts), including volumes in library, volumes added, monographs purchased,…
Descriptors: Law Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Expenditures
Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Bland, Les, Comp. – Association of Research Libraries, 2009
This document presents data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 64 medical libraries at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions throughout North America. In 2007-2008, the reporting health sciences libraries held a median of 240,955 volumes, spent a total of $240,019,298, and employed 2,304…
Descriptors: Medical Libraries, Academic Libraries, Expenditures, Library Materials
Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Bland, Les, Comp. – Association of Research Libraries, 2008
"ARL Statistics 2006-2007" is the latest in a series of annual publications that describe collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities for the 123 members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Of these, 113 are university libraries and 10 are public, governmental, and nonprofit research libraries. Data reported by…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Library Personnel
Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Young, Mark, Comp. – Association of Research Libraries, 2008
"ARL Statistics 2005-06" is the latest in a series of annual publications that describe collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities for the 123 members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Of these, 113 are university libraries and 10 are public, governmental, and nonprofit research libraries. Data reported by libraries…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Library Personnel
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