PDA Event: The ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Each year thousands of academic libraries complete ACRL’s Trends and Statistics Survey.  Libraries across the country use the survey for benchmarking, understanding trends, advocating for better resources, assessment, and conducting deeper research. In this session, members of ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board will present selected results from the 2020 survey by looking at how the data can be used with the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education. ACRL has recently migrated the survey to the new platform, Benchmark: Library Metrics and Trends, which provides comparative data.  Presenters will also share responses to common questions from those who complete the survey, discuss recent changes to the survey, and demonstrate how librarians can access and use the data.

Devin Savage is the Dean of Libraries for the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he has served previously in a variety of management and leadership roles over the last eight years. Prior to his work at Illinois Institute of Technology, he also served in a variety of roles in his 15 years at Northwestern University Library, including Assessment Librarian. Among his other current professional service and contributions, Savage currently serves as the Chair of the ACRL Academic Library Statistics and Trends Editorial Board. 

Janine A. Kuntz (she/her) is the Instruction & Social Sciences Librarian at Wheaton College MA. She holds an MLIS from San Jose State University, a BS in Sociology with a WGS minor and a BA in English Literature both from North Dakota State University. Janine has been active in ALA and ACRL for a number of years, currently serving as a member of the ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board, and previously serving on committees within WGSS and LIRT. Her professional interests include assessment, critical pedagogy, and information/digital literacies.

Jeannette E. Pierce is Associate University Librarian for Research, Access, and Instructional Services and Interim Associate University Librarian for University Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Services at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Jeannette served previously at Loyola University Chicago, first as head of reference services and subsequently as director of the Loyola Information Commons, an innovative four-story addition to the main library managed in partnership with campus technology services and focused on student success.  Early career positions included librarian positions at Johns Hopkins University and Saint Louis University. Jeannette is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), with a consistent history of active service and leadership.  Jeannette holds an MS degree in Library and Information Science and a BA in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MS in History from Saint Louis University.  Jeannette is a recent alumnus of the Association of Research Libraries’ Leadership Fellows Program.

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