Three different ways of documenting library value were presented to fourth year landscape architecture students in the UNLV School of Architecture: a contingent valuation survey, a library calculator, and a survey to rate importance and impact of library services and features. Students used the three approaches, then discussed their experiences with the author. Their input suggested improvements in the instruments and provided feedback on possible positive and negative consequences of inviting this kind of valuing. Working with a focused collection and population provided a relatively safe environment to explore concerns about negative consequences.
Academic Libraries – Evaluation; College students; Library users; Public services (Libraries) – Evaluation
Collection Development and Management | Design of Experiments and Sample Surveys | Institutional and Historical | Library and Information Science | Statistics and Probability
Brown, J. M.
Developing a library value indicator for a disciplinary population.
Proceedings of the 3rd annual Library Assessment Conference
Association of Research Libraries.