ReportsReview and Recommendations for the National Agricultural Library, 2008 (PDF | 116 KB)
National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board.
NAREEEAB recently conducted an extensive five-year review of the library. This was the first major review by the board since 2002. A smaller scale review was also done in 2007.
National Agricultural Library 2004
In 2004, The National Agricultural Library responded to the emerging new age by planning new directions for the future. The Library's entire workforce continued reviewing innovative digital technology solutions and began constructing plans for improved customer access to relevant data, information services, and tools to meet the challenges and opportunities of the emerging knowledge environment.
National Agricultural Library 2003
In 2003, the National Agricultural Library (NAL) began repositioning organizational resources to evolve a robust environment capable of continuous improvement. This process is intended to provide NAL the capacity to offer new value-added services in response to the changing needs of our customers for information related to agriculture. NAL's plans engage the entire NAL organization and involve partner institutions.
National Agricultural Library, 2000-2002
Review the Library's activities and accomplishments across its mission areas for the three-year period 2000 to 2002.
National Agricultural Library Assessment Report
Read the recommendations for the revitalization of the Library as issued by the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board in 2002. Review the methodologies used to study the Library's programs and operations and the findings that led to the recommendations.
Summary from the User Needs Assessment, National Agricultural Library
The National Agricultural Library (NAL) assessed user needs via an online survey that ran from April 18 through May 16, 2006. The needs assessment was designed to identify the library's current and potential customers; to determine those customers' information needs, sources, and behaviors; and to assess their view of NAL's existing and potential services.