The Library Value Toolkit

This toolkit provides resources for library staff to use in demonstrating and advocating for the value of library services in the health sciences. Each of the main topics – Planning, Measuring, Communicating – includes subtopics with information and further resource links.

Please keep in mind the following assumptions:

  • Everyone’s library is unique and will have different value needs
  • Valuing a library requires applying tools and resources to your own context
  • If you have suggestions for changes, please let us know – or adapt it to your own needs!

This resource is intended as a starting point and a place to gather materials. It is not a calculator, validated tool, or an out-of-the-box one-size-fits-all solution.

This guide originates from the Health Sciences Information Consortium and is in the process of being adapted and updated by the CHLA/ABSC Standards Standing Committee.