The Academic Library Directors held their meeting from 9:30 -12:30 at Southeastern. The meeting was facilitated by Kari Mack, Director of Library Services, at SUNY Ulster. The focus of the meeting was on the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) document, "Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research."
Kari led the group through a discussion of the six research priorities outlined in the "Academic Library Impact" document.
The group selected two priorities to discuss further. They selected "communicate the library's contributions" and "quantify the library's impact on student success." They split into two groups and through a rapid prototyping exercise, they developed ideas and a plan for each priority.
Prototype for communicating the library's contribution
The plan for communications involves both faculty and students.
Cultivate faculty relationships:
Prototype for quantify the library's impact on student success
The plan involves gathering information from recent graduates:
Or refer to existing studies.
The following documents were discussed during the meeting: