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Library Assessment: Home

This webpage houses the DVC Library's Assessment Activities, Reports and Related Documents.


Welcome to the assessment webpage for the Diablo Valley College Library.

On this webpage, you will find the library/s assessment outcomes and related documents.

Contact Info

Richard Robison

Dean of Library, Education Technology, and Learning Support


Library Mission Statement

The Diablo Valley College Library provides a student-centered learning environment with quality library and information services and resources.  The Library supports academic excellence by providing intellectual, physical, and electronic access to information, ideas, and services for a diverse community.  The Library encourages and facilitates information competency, critical thinking, intellectual independence, and lifelong learning.

Library Assessment Strategy

The DVC Library evaluates services to ensure successful student learning at the library and to pursue quality improvements. This plan presents the specific unit outcomes and corresponding assessment activities planned for the next two years. The plan will continue to develop as additional operational areas are identified for evaluation and activities are planned and implemented. Evaluation efforts are built upon a four-level hierarchy:

  • Principles (Overarching library goals)
    • Performance Indicators (library-oriented goal)
      • Outcomes (user-oriented goal)
        • Assessment methodologies, activities, instruments and evidence keyed to specific outcomes

The foundation of this structure is the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education, created by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). Three ACRL principles will be the focus of assessment activities for the 2014-2016 period.