LibrariesAssessmentOutcomes and Past Projects
Outcomes and Past Projects


Library Value during the Pandemic: Spaces, Virtualization, and Student Achievement.” by Louis Becker. Southeastern Library Assessment Conference, November 2021.

Assessing the Value of Library Resources for Renewal Negotiations.” by Louis Becker, Elyssa Gould, and Jennifer Mezick. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries 10, no. 3 (October 2021): 389-405.

Visualizing Success: Tracking and Reporting Progress Toward Library Strategic Goals.” by Regina Mays, Michelle Brannen, and Manda Sexton. ARL Library Assessment Conference, 2018.

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.

Website Studies

The Assessment office maintains Google analytics for the Libraries’ websites and works with the Libraries’ web development and communications staff to foster informed, continuous improvement of our web presence and services.

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. See results of past campus-wide surveys. Please contact the Assessment office for information about past focus group studies.

Exam Extended Hours Reports

Each semester during final exams, the UT Libraries extends its hours of operation. Traffic reports and comments received during assessments of extended operation in past years have led to the Libraries’ current schedule of 24-hour operation during the working week throughout the semester and continue to inform offerings during our “De-Stress for Success” exam week programming. Please contact the Assessment office for details on these studies.

Expanded Resources during Spring 2020

During the COVID-19 emergency, we were able to temporarily expand our access to some electronic resources while access to campus buildings is restricted. Read more about the resources that helped us move online at the beginning of the pandemic.

Introducing Volopedia

Our online encyclopedia of UT history and traditions.

Proposed development of University of Tennessee campus