Meeting name

Library Assessment Conference

Meeting location

Baltimore, MD

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

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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; Impact; Library services; Surveys – Methodologies


Library and Information Science