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ACRL Standards Workshop


Menlo College received a SCELC Projects Initiatives Fund (SPIF) Award to host the ACRL Roadshow Workshop: Planning, Assessing and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action. The workshop will take place Wednesday, June 7th. 

Priority registration is open to all librarians and library staff from SCELC Member institutions. If spaces remain, registration will be opened up to other academic libraries in California. Space is limited, so registration will be limited to no more than two (2) attendees from a given institution. Registration is free. Travel scholarships are available (see below).

Please register by 5PM Pacific on Friday, April 28, 2023.


Workshop Description

As academic and research libraries are increasingly asked to demonstrate value and align with standards in higher education, ACRL has developed a set of Standards for Libraries in Higher Education to provide guidance and set expectations. The Standards are an essential part of a library’s assessment portfolio. This workshop is intended to support librarians' engagement with the new standards. The workshop will help SCELC library leaders and staff articulate the value of library services according to national standards and identify areas for improvement.

Andrea Falcone, ACRL Speaker/Facilitator and Dean of the W. Frank Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University, will guide us through a day-long workshop.

For more ACRL Workshop details:

Program Schedule

June 6th, 2023: Optional Dinner in Atherton, CA (Dutch treat)


June 7th, 2023: Workshop from 9 am to 5 pm

9:00am – 9:30am

Registration & Coffee

9:30am - 10:15am

The Standards as a Foundation for Assessment

10:15am - 10:30am


10:30am - 12:00pm

Moving Assessment from Theory into Practice – A Planning and Assessment Cycle Approach

Developing Outcomes

12:00pm - 1:00pm


1:00pm - 2:15pm

Designing Assessments that Demonstrate Mission, Value, and Contribution

(Criteria, Actions, Evidence, Analysis, Change)

2:15pm - 3:00pm

Metrics and Benchmarking

3:00pm – 3:15pm


3:15pm – 3:45pm

Metrics and Benchmarking (cont.)

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Leadership and Organizational Change

Wrap-up and Reflection


Menlo College is located at 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA 94027.

Visit the Menlo College visitor’s website for more information about airports, travel to the campus and nearby hotels.

Travel Scholarships

SCELC offers travel scholarship funding to encourage Member institutions' attendance. Ten (10) stipends of up to $500 will be awarded to attendees from SCELC Member library staff based >100 miles from Menlo College in Atherton, CA. Travel scholarship eligibility will be determined on a first come, first served basis. SCELC Staff will follow up to confirm details and ensure stipend disbursement no later than two weeks before the event: Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

If you have any questions about the application process or stipend disbursement, please email


On-campus housing in student dorms is available the evening of June 6th for a low cost ($50 double occupancy, $100 single occupancy). When registering, please indicate if you will need on-campus housing.

No hotel block has been reserved for this event.