LibQUAL+ Seeks Applicants for In-Kind Grant Program 2015


For more information, contact:
Amy Yeager
Association of Research Libraries

LibQUAL+ will award up to three institutions in-kind grants to participate in the 2015 LibQUAL+ survey, with a goal of offering one grant for every 50 libraries registered. This will be the 10th year LibQUAL+ has sponsored an in-kind grant program. There are two application deadlines for the 2015 grant program: June 13, 2014, and December 12, 2014. (The early deadline allows the LibQUAL+ team to plan for translations in new languages with an adequate planning cycle.)

Selection of grant recipients will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Financial need. The ability of the institution to pay the 2015 fee for participation in LibQUAL+ will be considered. Applicants with the greatest financial need, who also meet the other criteria, will be given priority.
  2. Contribution to the growth of LibQUAL+. The LibQUAL+ team continues to have strong interest in expanding the reach and scope of the survey in terms of how the survey is applied in different environments. Institutions whose participation would represent a new library type, a new language translation, a new country, or would otherwise increase the diversity of the LibQUAL+ project are particularly encouraged to apply. The team is seeking institutions whose participation will provide the team with the best opportunity to further its understanding of library service quality.
  3. Improvements in local service and quality. The ability of the participating library to both improve overall services and contribute to the quality of service provided to students and faculty at the institution will be considered.

How to apply

Interested applicants must submit the following materials for consideration:

  • A three- to five-page narrative explaining their unique situation and how they meet the criteria above (approximately 1,500 to 2,500 words)
  • A brief paragraph describing their institution (less than 500 words)
  • The name, phone number, e-mail address, and mailing address of the contact person for the application
  • A short biography of the person applying on behalf of the institution


Applications will be accepted via e-mail to, by fax to (202) 872-0884, or by mail to:

LibQUAL+ Grant Award
Association of Research Libraries
21 Dupont Circle, Suite 800
Washington DC 20036-1543

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the LibQUAL+ Steering Committee consisting of the following individuals:

  • Colleen Cook, Trenholme Dean of Libraries, McGill University, Canada
  • Fred Heath, Vice Provost and Director, University of Texas Libraries, USA
  • Martha Kyrillidou, Senior Director, Statistics and Service Quality Programs, Association of Research Libraries
  • Elliott Shore, Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries
  • Bruce Thompson, Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology and CEHD Distinguished Research Fellow, and Distinguished Professor of Library Science, Texas A&M University, and Adjunct Professor of Allied Health Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine (Houston), and Executive Director Emeritus, Southwest Educational Research Association, USA
  • Stephen Town, Director of Information and University Librarian, University of York, UK