Produced by the Association of College and Research (ACRL), this research investigates how libraries can increase student learning and success and effectively communicate their value to higher education stakeholders. This report demonstrates how libraries are now measuring library contributions to student learning and success, and recommends where more research is needed in areas critical to the higher education sector such as accreditation, student retention, and academic achievement. Findings from analysis of selected literature in this report also show that they mainly focus on the themes of collaboration, teaching and learning, and library service. Researchers, practitioners, and students should use the research questions as a catalyst for the study of college and university student learning and success.
Connaway, L. S., Harvey, W., Kitzie, V., & Mikitish, S. Academic Library Impact: Improving practice and essential area to research. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/publications/whitepapers/academiclib.pdf