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Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report (ACRL)

Advocacy Resources

Advocating in a Tough Economy Toolkit (ALA)
The Power of Personal Persuasion:  Advancing the Academic Library from the Front Lines (ACRL)
Library Assessment Blog (ARL)

ROI/Value Calculators

ROI and value calculators offer one means for beginning to assess the financial Return on Investment of libraries. These tools, of course, cannot account for all of the value of libraries and their services, many of which cannot be quantified in fiscal terms. Such calculators do, however, prove highly valuable in considering one dimension of libraries' values to their users and related institutuions.

Valuing Library Services Calculator
ROI Calculator for books and journals
NEW Database Calculator
Personal ROI Calculator

Other Links

Bibliography "Impact and Outcome of Libraries" (IFLA)
LibQual+:  Charting Library Service Quality