Title

Proclaiming Library Worth in a Program Prioritization Process at a Mid-Sized Public University

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2020

Abstract

In an economic climate when colleges can no longer presume that legislators see institutions of higher learning as tacit public goods, institutions around the country are facing budget cuts. This article presents a case study of the experience of a mid-sized public state university and its Library in a budget crisis undergoing a university- wide program prioritization process. The authors review the process of writing three reports on the Library’s value, along with the approach to engaging staff in the process including a retreat. This article raises questions about what every library should consider assessing and provide tools for libraries navigating similar terrain.

Version

The article available for download here is the publisher version.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2019.1698919

Publication Title

Journal of Library Administration

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