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ERIC Number: EJ1061460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Perceptions of Canadian Provosts on the Institutional Role of Academic Libraries
Robertson, Mark
College & Research Libraries, v76 n4 p490-511 May 2015
This study examines perceptions of provosts from Canadian research-intensive universities regarding their institution's academic libraries. Interviews conducted with nine provosts explored how they perceive academic libraries in terms of alignment with institutional mission, how they envision the future of their libraries, and what they interpret as indicators of success. The results suggest that provosts perceive libraries making significant contributions to research and student learning, particularly through the provision of access to information and the evolving role of library as place respectively. Other areas of library expertise, such as scholarly communication, appear somewhat less familiar to provosts, suggesting the need for library leaders to promote new roles within the institutional context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada