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ERIC Number: ED420310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-31
Pages: 11
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Faculty Perceptions of Library Support for Teaching and Research: A Focus Group Study with Selected Faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Byron, Suzanne
Two focus groups were held (fall 1996 semester) with selected faculty from the University of North Texas (UNT), College of Arts and Sciences to explore faculty perceptions of the Libraries' value to teaching and research and to learn more about what would allow faculty to make greater use of the UNT Libraries. The following major themes emerged from the focus groups: (1) access to electronic resources; (2) access to journals; and (3) libraries' role in assisting students. In addition to these themes, both of the focus groups held in common the perception of expert, helpful, and friendly service from the librarians and library staff. Overall, the focus groups revealed a positive perception of the UNT Libraries' past and current role in supporting teaching and research among the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences. To encourage a continuation of this and to address the concerns expressed regarding access to electronic resources and access to journals, recommendations include strengthening the current library liaison program to keep the faculty directly informed and continuing efforts to integrate all electronic resources effectively into the campus computer network infrastructure. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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