Dreaming with Both Eyes Open
In 2008 the Libraries started a self study to identify our strengths, our weaknesses, and our key directions for the next several years. We were assisted by many faculty, students, and staff across campus. In April 2009, the Dean's Office hosted a pair of external reviewers who met with students, faculty, and staff to prepare their own report of assessment and recommendations. The Libraries submitted a formal response to the External Reviewer's report in April 2010.
We welcome responses to our original self-study. Ongoing assessment of our services in light of changes at the College and in the larger higher-education, information services, and technology communities--and continuing conversation with students, faculty and staff--are fundamental to our becoming and remaining the library that Grinnell College deserves.
The Libraries' Self Study Report (March 9, 2009)
Full report for printing [PDF]
Individual sections of report [HTML]
Individual Appendices [PDF]
We look forward to hearing from you!