RLI 284 Library Space Assessment: Focusing on Learning 19 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC 2013 28 Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), “Assessment” http://www.aacu.org/resources/assessment/ A higher education association that is particularly focused on teaching and learning, the assessment resources included on AAC&U’s site link to both their own projects such as VALUE: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education and many other institutional and national assessment materials. EDUCAUSE, “Learning Analytics” http://www.educause.edu/library/learning-analytics This website aggregates EDUCAUSE articles, conference sessions, and briefings on learning analytics EDUCAUSE has made this topic a major focus of their activities in recent years. Learning Spaces Collaboratory http://www.pkallsc.org/ Materials on this website include background papers and conference presentations related to all aspects of spaces created for learning in higher education institutions. Resources from this site can be especially helpful in assisting institutions in developing particular learning goals related to their physical spaces. Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success” http://www.ala.org/acrl/AiA Through this program, libraries are designing and implementing assessment projects focused on student success. Some projects will focus on tying physical spaces to student learning. Endnotes 1 This article focuses on library space renovations since they are much more common than entirely new library buildings, but the same concepts apply to both new and renovated spaces. Some renovated spaces also include additions. 2 Scott Bennett, “Learning Behaviors and Learning Spaces,” portal: Libraries and the Academy 11, no. 3 (July 2011): 765. 3 Joan K. Lippincott and Kim Duckett, “Library Space Assessment: Bringing the Focus to Teaching and Learning” (workshop presented at Library Assessment Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia, Nov. 1, 2012), http://libraryassessment.org/archive/2012_workshops.shtml#2. 4 Megan Oakleaf, The Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report (Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2010), http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/ content/issues/value/val_report.pdf.