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An evaluation of the HBCU Library Alliance Leadership Program

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Published on March 3, 2014

Author: walkers01

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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the individual, organizational and community outcomes of the HBCU Library Alliance Leadership Institute.

This study proposes to explore the impact and outcomes of the HBCU Library Leadership Program on participants, libraries and colleges/universities. Specifically, the study proposes to explore the impact and outcomes of the program on participants, libraries and colleges/universities.
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An evaluation of the HBCU Library Alliance Leadership Program Shaundra Walker, MSLS, Associate Director of Instruction & Research Services at Georgia College (Milledgeville, GA) Macon Cohort 6 – Higher Education Administration INTRODUCTION • Changes in Higher Education and Academic Libraries • Declining resources • Shift from print to digital • Library workforce and work performed is changing • Increased calls for accountability • New skill set needed for library leaders • Academic Library Contributions • • How did the HBCU Library Alliance Leadership Program impact participants? • How did the program impact participants’ individual leadership abilities? • How did the program impact participants’ leadership within their immediate workplaces (libraries)? • How did the program impact participants’ participation in leadership activities on their campuses? Add to institutional reputation and prestige • The goal of the HBCU Library Alliance Leadership Program is to better integrate libraries into the teaching and learning activities of their campuses, but the impact of the program beyond the individual level is unknown. Contribute to faculty research productivity and grant funding • RESEARCH QUESTIONS Contribute to Student Learning Outcomes • PROBLEM Support accreditation BACKGROUND PURPOSE STATED PROGRAM GOALS • HBCU Library Challenges The purpose of this study is to evaluate the individual, organizational and community outcomes of the HBCU Library Alliance Leadership Institute. • Articulate and advance a vision for the library as a valued partner in teaching and learning • Lack of training • Long-tenured, aging workforce • Resistant to change • Rapidly changing technology • Slow to digitize collections • Provision of web-based library services • Factor in several HBCU institutional accreditation sanctions and losses This study proposes to explore the impact and outcomes of the program on participants, libraries and colleges/universities. • Manage change that will transform the library into a "learning commons“ • Build partnerships with faculty and administrators and within the broader HBCU community • Create a culture of leadership within the library staff • Previous Efforts to Address Problem • ACRL/Mellon Black Libraries Projects • Southern Education Foundation Black College Improvement Projects • Various grants and other programs to support collection building and infrastructure development PROCEDURES COMMITTEE MEMBERS • Mixed-methods case study • Dr. Anthony Harris, Chair • Criterion sampling • Dr. Carol Isaac, Methodologist • Data collection: Open-ended online survey, telephone and/or Skype interviews, document analysis • Dr. Olivia Boggs • Analysis: Critical incident technique and Thematic analysis

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