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Association of Research Libraries (ARL®)

  Statistics & Assessment Contact:
Martha Kyrillidou
StatsQUAL®
Organizational Performance Assessment

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The OPAL service is open to both ARL and non-ARL libraries. An OPAL consultation is suitable for libraries that may have previously had an ESP (Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment) consultation but are ready to advance their planning and assessment and align it with organizational practices.

The cost for participation is $5,000 plus travel expenses for two project leaders. Libraries interested in participating should contact Martha Kyrillidou at martha@arl.org.

In this climate, university libraries are under pressure to become more integrated within and vital to the institution. We need to create more compelling models of the current state of academic libraries—with a “story” that is persuasive, understandable, and relevant. We need to demonstrate that a healthy and successful library is critical to achieving the mission of the university.