Integration of Library Impact Statements into the Curricular Review Process

Andrea Miller, Missouri State University
Kenette J. Harder

© Andrea Miller and Kenette J. Harder. Published with license by Taylor & Francis.

Abstract

Library impact statements can be key tools in evaluating a library's collection and determining what additional resources should be acquired to support a new course, major, or program. An academic institution's curricular review process can benefit from the inclusion of library impact statements. The application of library impact statements at Missouri State University and Southwest Baptist University will be examined. Information will be presented concerning the creation process, the types of research required, presentation formats, how the impact statements benefit both the library and the institution, and a selective review of how a number of other libraries handle the process.