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Library Assessment and Metrics Council



University Libraries Resources

ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

Faculty/Staff Expertise

Collection Development Policy Statements

Desk Statistics Procedures (staff only)

Director's Station (staff only)

LFO Curricular and Instructional Affairs Committee (staff only)
Resources regarding the assessment of course-related instruction.

Tactical Plans (staff only)

Unicorn Workflows Reports (staff only)
Instructions on using Workflows to create reports

2013 LibQUAL Implied Informed Consent Document

2013-2014 ARL Salary Survey Instructions (staff only)

Access Services Training Bulletin 40: Library Systems used by Penn State University Libraries (staff only)


Penn State Resources

Assessment of Student Learning at Penn State
Managed by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence

Frequently Asked Questions about Assessment at Penn State
Part of the Assessment of Student Learning at Penn State Web site

Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment
Offers free consultation to units to improve assessment of programs and activities

Penn State Fact Book
Includes budget information, student data, the Common Data Set, and public accountability information (including a list of accrediting agencies under "Accreditation")

Penn State Faculty - Graduate Certificate in Institutional Research, Penn State World Campus

Penn State IR Resources
Institutional Resources WikiSpace

Quality Through Assessment – Penn College
Committee website features goals, tools, reports, and resources

Resources About Assessment
Penn State Learning Design Hub

Student Affairs Research and Assessment
Features Pulse surveys and other student survey results

Web-Based Training via
Free tutorials for Penn State students, faculty, and staff on a variety of computer programs



National/External Resources

2014 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Library Assessment Conference

2014 Library Assessment Conference Program Abstracts

2014 Library Assessment Conference Poster Abstracts

Academic Database Assessment Tool (ADAT)

ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Task Force

ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education: Guidelines for University Library Services to Undergraduate Students

ASSESSA-PALOOZA!!!: How & When to Assess & Why It Matters
Karen Schmidt, Ph.D.
Illinois Wesleyan University
University Librarian

Association for Institutional Research
Hosted by Central Queensland University

Association of American Colleges and Universities Assessment Resources

Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
Primary source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary institutions in the United States

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Statistics and Evaluation Section  
Publications from the S&E Section, including Library Statistics Manifesto, Bibliography "Impact and Outcome of Libraries", Global Library Statistics, and Library Statistics for the Twenty-First Century World

Ithaka S+R US Library Survey 2013

Library Research Service

National Center for Education Statistics

Assessment Commons: Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment

North East Association for Institutional Research

University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries Studies



Hiller, Steve, Kristina Justh, Martha Krillidou, and Jim Self. Proceedings of the 2008 Library Assessment Conference:  Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment. Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC (2009).

Lakos, Amos and Shelley Phipps. "Creating a Culture of Assessment: A Catalyst for Organizational Change." portal: Libraries and the Academy 4 (3): 345-361 (2004).

Lancaster, F.W. If you want to evaluate your library. 2nd ed. University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Champaign, IL (1993).

Tucker, James Cory. "Collection Assessment of Monograph Purchases at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries." Collection Management 34 (3): 157-181 (2009).

Wright, Stephanie and Lynda S. White. SPEC KIT 303:  Library Assessment. Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC (December 2007).