Drexel Libraries Selected to Participate in ACRL Assessment in Action Program
Drexel University Libraries was recently selected as one of 55 institutions to participant in the national Association of College and Research Libraries’ [ACRL’s] Assessment in Action (AiA) program. The program supports work to empower libraries to document and communicate the value of their work as well as their contributions to institutional goals.
Librarian for undergraduate learning, Elise Ferer, will lead a team in assessing the impact of information literacy instruction and programming in support of co-op and post-graduation job searches. Mary Ellen Ford from Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center and Joe Hawks from Institutional Research, Assessment & Effectiveness will join Elise as the Drexel team on this year-long project.
The goals of the AiA program include developing professional competencies of librarians to document and communicate the value of their libraries in relation to their institution’s broader goals; building and strengthening collaborative relationships between librarians and their campus colleagues around assessment and the value of the library; and adding to the body of work on higher education assessment with strategies and practices that document the contribution of academic libraries.
In its third year, the AiA program is made possible by funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and carried out in partnership with the Association for Institutional Research and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.