We recognize that the scholarly work we complete is only so useful if published just in traditional outlets (e.g., peer-reviewed journals). Therefore, we are actively seeking to publish researching findings and insights in a variety of professional and scholarly sources. Keep track of where we disseminate our work on this page.

A “†” indicates published research not supported by IMLS.

We expect to have preliminary findings for phase one of our research beginning in November, 2018. 


†Perry, M. R., Briney, K. A., Goben, A., Asher, A., Jones, K. M. L., Robertshaw, M. B., & Salo D. (2018). SPEC Kit 360: Learning analytics. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries.

This environmental scan explores how ARL member institutions are navigating the balance between gathering and managing data in support of learning analytics initiatives and attending to the profession’s ethics commitments. To these ends, the survey questions sought to answer these broad questions: how are academic libraries planning for, adopting, and participating in learning analytics initiatives?; what mechanisms do they use to maintain data security and privacy?; what ethical issues do they encounter when participating in learning analytics?; and how do they negotiate and resolve those issues?


None at this time.