The Northwest Indiana Center for Data and Analysis: A Case Study of Academic Library Community Engagement

  • Scott Sandberg Northwest Center for Data and Analysis
Keywords: Higher Education, Academic Libraries, Community Engagement


This paper details community engagement activity of an academic library coordinated within a broader university strategic plan. The Anderson Library at Indiana University Northwest (JU-Northwest) supports a service called the Northwest Indiana Center for Data and Analysis. Created in 1996 with fending made available from the Indiana University Strategic Directions Initiative, the center provides value-added demographic data services to support economic development and quality of life projects in the city of Gary and Northwest Indiana.