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Visit ARL in the ACRL Exhibit Hall, Booth 535

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For immediate release:
April 9, 2013

For more information, contact:
Amy Yeager
Association of Research Libraries

Visit ARL in the ACRL Exhibit Hall, Booth 535

April 10-12, 2013, Indianapolis Convention Center

Indianapolis skyline, by MCC Indianapolis
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ARL’s booth at the ACRL 2013 Conference will highlight a variety of tools that demonstrate the value of libraries:

  • ARL Statistics® & Salary Surveys—A series of annual surveys that describe collections, expenditures, staffing, and service activities

  • SPEC Kits—A series of guides that help libraries learn about current practice in research libraries, implement new practices and technologies, manage change, and improve performance

  • LibQUAL+®—A suite of services that libraries use to solicit, track, understand, and act upon users' opinions of service quality

  • ClimateQUAL®—A suite of services that libraries use to understand organizational climate and diversity perceptions of library staff

  • LibValue—A set of methods and tools that measure value and return on investment of library services

  • MINES for Libraries®—An online, transaction-based survey that collects data on the purpose of use of electronic resources

  • Balanced Scorecard—A workshop series and consultation providing a framework that helps libraries track performance and demonstrate results

Dates & Times

Wednesday, April 10, Opening Reception, 5:45 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 11, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

If you would like to make an appointment for an individual consultation, please contact Shaneka Morris at

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at