ACRL [Association of College & Research Libraries]: Findings: Academic Library Impact on Student Learning and Success

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From the Executive Summary of the Findings:

“Since 2013, over 200 postsecondary institutions of all types have participated in the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL’s) Assessment in Action program (AiA) that created campus-wide partnerships at institutions to promote collaborative assessment and library leadership.”

This document summarizes the assessment findings from this program, which concludes that they “tell a strong story about the multiple ways that academic libraries are contributing to student learning and success.”

These include:

  • The library contributes to improved student retention.
  • Library instruction adds value to a student’s long-term academic experience. 
  • The library promotes academic rapport and student engagement. Use of   library space relates positively to student learning and success.