To foster a culture of evidence-based practice, the Libraries Assessment Committee will promote and initiate ways by which measurement and evaluation can be integrated into existing library management practices.
The committee will initiate and/or coordinate the regular measurement of such subjects as patron use of library services, quality of collections, use of technology, and impacts of technical operations. The Committee will undertake and/or coordinate measurements of the quality of services and collections and the needs and expectations of the Libraries' clientele to support strategic planning, facilities planning, budget or performance review cycles, vendor contract renewals, or technology/systems conversions. It will endeavor to conduct library assessment in relation to institutional goals and outcomes. The Committee will recommend to Library Council and/or other committees actions based on the results of measurement and assessment.