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Library Assessment Plan

Buhl Library Goals & Assessments

Goals

In order to achieve the mission of Buhl Library, we have established a number of goals and methods of assessment to indicate our progress toward those goals. Both the goals and assessments are outlined below.


Goal 1

Be the academic information center of the Grove City College campus

Assessments to indicate our progress for Goal 1:

  • Print & e-Book Circulation Data
  • Database/E-Journal Usage & Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Document Delivery Costs
  • E-Reserve Costs
Goal 2

Be a place where students can ask questions and receive help when needed

Assessments to indicate our progress for Goal 2:

  • Reference Question Statistics
  • Drop-in Session Statistics
  • Library Open House Feedback Survey
  • Major Course Surveys
Goal 3

Provide assistance and appropriate resources to support scholars with their academic pursuits

Assessments to indicate our progress for Goal 3:

  • Print & e-Book Circulation Data
  • Database/E-Journal Usage & Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Interlibrary Loan Statistics
  • Document Delivery Costs
  • E-Reserve Costs
  • Reference Question Statistics
  • LibGuide/Webpage Usage
Goal 4

Provide work and study space for a diverse community of learners

Assessments to indicate our progress for Goal 4:

  • Flip Charts
  • Photo Studies
  • Suggestion Box
  • Student Surveys
  • Weekend Headcount Statistics
Goal 5

Foster an interest in and/or love of the library

Assessments to indicate our progress for Goal 5:

  • Edible Book Festival Statistics
  • Library Open House Feedback Survey
  • Library Newsletter Statistics
  • Social Media Statistics
  • Suggestion Box

These goals are aligned with Henry Buhl Library's mission "to provide its students, faculty, staff, and administration with the resources necessary to support their educational needs and objectives," as well as Grove City College's institution-wide objective of "promoting academic development."