Holt Zaugg, Assessment Librarian for the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University, was generous enough to share his knowledge on Library Impact Maps (LIM) and strategic planning. I personally thank him for allowing the dissemination of this map.
The colorful map displays an assessment of the Harold B. Lee Library. Here is a downloadable version of the map: FULL
The original map source is from Megan Oakleaf’s “Academic Library Value: Impact Starter Kit.” Here is the Excel file from BYU: LIM_BYU_Template
This map was discussed at the following event:
“From Statistics to Story: Making Your Numbers Meaningful”
Professional Development Retreat 2014 | Utah Academic Library Consortium (UALC)
Friday, August 15th, 2014
My biggest takeaway from this Impact Map study was the gray area: CB=There “could be” an impact if we did something better or differently. From looking at the map, you can see that the gray area is largely portioned in the middle of the map. From that, discussions were had involving ways librarians could collaborate to do things better and differently for the betterment of libraries and library services.
Here is a blank version of the map, in which libraries can benefit by assessing impacts in their library environments. BLANK 2
By: Kristen Stehel, State Data Coordinator, Utah State Library
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