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Santa Clara University Library engages in ongoing, holistic assessment of services, resources and practices. We apply transparency, inclusivity and collaboration to data-informed practices to maximize the value of the library for the SCU community. Our approach to assessment is rooted in the values of rigor, curiosity and reflective practice with the aim of growth, improvement and innovation.

Assessment is a core priority in the University Library’s Strategic Plan. In alignment with this priority, the University Library is actively cultivating a climate where library staff integrate assessment into all activities and make evidence-based decisions to improve resources, collections, and services.

The University Library assessment committee, made up of staff from across the library, is leading the effort to provide assessment support and training available to all library staff, to facilitate assessment projects within the library, and to help communicate the results of assessment projects within and outside of the library.