Association of Research Libraries
Research Library Issues 290 — 2017
Given the evidence presented here, academic library resources
may prove to play an important role in students’ development of
learning outcomes beyond information literacy. While research at our
institution continues, we encourage all academic libraries to gather
data on students’ use of academic library resources and connect
those data points with other sources of data to better understand
the potential impact of academic libraries on student outcomes.
M. J. Bresciani, Outcomes-based Academic and Co-curricular Program
Review (Sterling, Virginia: Stylus, 2006).
Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions, “Regional
Accreditation and Student Learning: Principles for Good Practice,”
Hart Research Associates, Recent Trends in General Education
Design, Learning Outcomes, and Teaching Approaches: Key Findings
from a Survey among Administrators at AAC&U Member Institutions
(Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities,
Association of American Universities, Top Research Universities
Expanding Eﬀorts to Assess, Improve Undergraduate Student Learning
(Washington, DC: The Association, 2013).
Maximiliano Montenegro, Paula Clasing, Nick Kelly, Carlos Gonzalez,
Magdalena Jara, Rosa Alarcón, Augusto Sandoval, and Elvira Saurina,
“Library Resources and Students’ Learning Outcomes: Do All the
Resources Have the Same Impact on Learning?” Journal of Academic
Librarianship 42, no. 5 (July 2016).