self-assessment using ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Aline Soules 28 Jan 2005 00:24 UTC

This message is being cross-posted on a number of lists. Our apologies
for duplication.

California State University, East Bay (formerly CSU, Hayward) is
currently going through its regional accreditation process through the
Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In conjunction with this
process, the CSUEB University Library has undertaken a self-assessment
using the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education, supplemented
by ACRL's Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries. We
would be very interested in hearing from other libraries that have done
self-assessments using either of these documents, or the ACRL Standards
for College Libraries.

We are especially interested in knowing:

    * Was the assessment done in conjunction with a campus accreditation
      process, and, if so, how was it used by the larger accreditation
    * Were the results of the self-assessment used as a basis for
      significant changes in library programs and policies, and/or for
      justifying increased funding for the library and were those
      efforts successful?
    * Is using the ACRL Standards and/or Guidelines now part of an
      on-going program of self-assessment in your library?
    * Are the results of the self-assessment available to be viewed by
    * Are there individuals in you library we could consult with any
      questions?  We would be grateful for contact information.

Please respond off-list to:

Doug Highsmith
Chair, WASC Library Campus Outcome Team
California State University, East Bay <>
(510) 885-3610

We will summarize responses and either post them to the list or send
them to individuals who are interested in the outcome of this process.