Library Assessment @ Illinois


ARL Investment Index

2012 ARL Investment Index


Serial Titles

FY2013 count of total serial subscriptions



Total eBooks available in FY2013


Service Locations

Total customer service points in FY2013


Items Circulated

Total circulated items in FY2013


Library Faculty

Number of library faculty


Academic Professionals

Number of academic professional staff working in library


Civil Service staff

Number of civil service staff working in library



Number of graduate and undergraduate students working in library


Electronic Databases

Total electronic databases available in FY2013

14 mil +


Total volumes in collections



Number of people attended library instruction programs in FY2013


Reference Inquiries Answered

Number of reference transactions conducted in FY2012


Dollars spent on materials

Total FY2013 expenditures on library materials.


Staff on payroll

Total FY2013 faculty, staff, and student workers.


Assessment at Illinois

Library Assessment Committee
Membership and minutes of the committee
Current Assessment Projects
A list of ongoing activities at the University of Illinois
Library-Wide Surveys
Information on library-wide surveys, including LibQUAL+
Library Assessment Committee Grant
Library Assessment Committee Grant information
Faculty Publications
Bibliography of assessment publications by UIUC faculty

Assessment Resources

Library Assessment Events Calendar
Library assessment events information
Survey Tools
Websites, such as Survey Monkey, which can generate online surveys
Desk Tracker Information
Documentation on custom fields and Excel tools to aid in data processing
READ Scale
Information on the implementation of the READ Scale at UIUC
Assessment Bibliography
Fundamental publications on assessment in the context of libraries
Assessment at Other Institutions
Links to other assessment programs, including several research universities

Data Sources

UIUC Demographic Data
Sources of demographic data at UIUC
Library Unit Annual Reports
The annual reports of library units [UIUC NetID Required]
ARL Resources
Assessment resources at the Association of Research Libraries
ACRL Metrics
ACRL and NCES library statistics from 2000 to present [UIUC NetID and additional login credential required. Please contact]
NCES Academic Libraries
The National Center for Education Statistics collects data biennially from over 3,700 postsecondary institutions