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Cowles Library is dedicated to continuous improvement through the process of assessment and evaluation.

Collected data is used to enhance current and develop new services, and to expand the collection of resources made available to students, faculty and staff at Drake.

Assessment documents are organized in context of the Principles set forth in the 2011 ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education.

[Please note this site is still under construction.]


Institutional Effectiveness

ACRL Annual Survey Results; Affinity Libraries Survey Results; IPAL Survey Results; LibQual+ Library Survey Results;

Professional Values


Educational Role

Instructional Sessions Information; Library Computer Lab Usage Study Analysis; Reference Statistics


RefWorks; SIRSI/iLink Usage; Web Usage; Website Usability Study


Circulation Statistics; Collections Statistics; Conspectus; Database Evaluations; Database Usage; Interlibrary Loan Statistics; Serials Solutions; WorldCat Collection Analysis


Building Entrances;


Budget; Faculty Governance Documents; Library Funds Usage


Organization chart; Position descriptions; Service to the University; Diversity Plans

External Relations

Library Liaison Program;