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Outcomes and Past Projects


Assessment: Marking Strides Toward the Top 25.” by Regina Mays, Rachel Radom, and Teresa Walker. Library Development Review, 2013-2014.

Maximizing Value” by Lola Alapo. Quest: Research, Scholarship, Creative Activity, Spring 2013: 10-13.

What is the Value of the Academic Library?” by Gayle Baker and Regina Mays. Library Development Review, 2011-2012.

Assessment Reports and Publications


The Libraries’ have administered LibQual+ a standard measure developed by the Association of Research Libraries in 2013, 2009, 2006, 2004, and 2002.  LibQual+ has been conducted with over 1 million users at over 1000 libraries around the world.

2013 LibQual+ Lite Survey

2009 LibQUAL+ Survey

2006 LibQUAL+ Survey

Website Studies

Website Usability Study 2013-14

2013-14 Web Usability Study Report

Website User Focus Groups

General User Needs Studies

UT Libraries periodically conducts studies to better understand specific user needs.

Library Liaison Focus Groups, 2014

(Email Assessment Librarian for further information)

Library Marketing Focus Groups, 2014

(Email Assessment Librarian for further information)

Exam Extended Hours Reports

Each semester during final exams, the UT Libraries extends its hours of operation. These reports summarize the usage statistics and patron suggestions collected during the extended hours period.

Data Inventory

An inventory of currently collected assessment related data began in summer 2013 as a first step in drafting an assessment data management plan. The Assessment Group has created a rough draft of a Data Management Plan using the DMP Tool. The DMP is current being reviewed by interested parties.

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