Best Practices Assessment Tools

The Best Practices Assessment Tools provide shared print program (SPP) governing bodies with an opportunity to review and reflect on their program's policies and procedures. The criteria used in these assessment tools are based on The Partnership for Shared Book Collections’ Best Practices.

The value of using these assessment tools is to start conversations about what SPPs can do, and what they should consider, as they set policies for their member libraries. It is not expected that all criteria will apply to all SPPs, as the questions in the various tools are based on criteria for Good, Better, Best, and Aspirational Practices. No matter what score your SPP receives, remember that rethinking policies and procedures as SPPs, libraries, user needs, and the information world evolve is the main reason for using these assessment tools. We will not share your scores with anyone. We may share aggregate information about how most SPPs handle various policies and procedures.

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