Information resources and services are evolving at a breakneck pace, with new tools and technologies bringing a wealth of options—and challenges—to individuals looking for information, and to the organizations that help them. In this environment of constant advancement, libraries must regularly assess and evaluate their collections, technologies, and services to make sure they are delivering relevant and useful information to their users, providing the services that users need and desire, and remaining careful stewards of both institutional resources and the historical record.
At the IUP Libraries, we embrace a culture of continual assessment: regularly engaging with our users, reviewing our services and resources, and keeping a weather eye on the horizon as new technology comes into use.
Continual assessment help us understand where we’re delighting our users and where we can improve, and lets us align our offerings with the needs of our students, faculty, and staff. Furthermore, that careful assessment helps us demonstrate our impact on student success, and how our services integrate into and support the university’s academic mission.
The IUP Libraries use a number of methods to evaluate our services and resources. Some of those methods include:
If you have questions about library assessment or development projects or practices, please contact Beth Kilmarx (firstname.lastname@example.org), assistant dean for Library Assessment and Development.
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