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What is LibValue?

Values, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries (LibValue) was a three-year study funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to define and measure ways in which academic libraries create value through research, teaching and learning, and social, professional, and public engagement. Learn More »

Project Outcomes

  • Articulating the value of academic libraries
  • Describing models for calculating ROI and value
  • Providing web-based tools
  • Testing alternative value methods
Carol Tenopir

"Quantitative data can show ROI and trends, while qualitative data can tell a story or put a personal face on data... [L]ibraries need to focus on measuring outcomes, not inputs, and use this evidence to demonstrate the role of the library in helping with the success of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students." —Carol Tenopir, LibValue Lead Principal Investigator