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Improving perceptions of value to teaching and research staff: the next challenge for academic libraries

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posted on 06.07.2015 by Claire Creaser, Valerie Spezi
This article investigates the value, and perceptions of value, of academic libraries to teaching and research staff by examining working relationships between libraries and academic departments in universities. Eight case studies were undertaken in the US, the UK and Scandinavia. Primary findings were analysed and triangulated with a series of short surveys to ascertain whether they resonated with other librarians’ experiences. The article offers examples of good practice in the area of partnership building for academic libraries to improve their value to, or perceptions of value by, teaching and research staff, as well as raise their profile and better market their services to this category of users. Those examples may be of interest to fellow library practitioners and researchers interested in exploring further library-faculty interaction and collaboration.

Funding

The authors would like to thank Sage Publications for funding the original research.

History

School

  • Science

Department

  • Information Science

Published in

JOURNAL OF LIBRARIANSHIP AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Volume

46

Issue

3

Pages

191 - 206 (16)

Citation

CREASER, C. and SPEZI, V., 2014. Improving perceptions of value to teaching and research staff: the next challenge for academic libraries. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 46 (3), pp.191-206.

Publisher

SAGE Publications / © The Author(s)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

Notes

This is the accepted version of an article subsequently published in the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science [SAGE Publications / © The Author(s)]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0961000613477678

ISSN

0961-0006

Language

en

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