ERIC Number: EJ1064836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
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External Reporting Lines of Academic Special Libraries: A Health Sciences Case Study
Buhler, Amy G.; Ferree, Nita; Cataldo, Tara T.; Tennant, Michele R.
College & Research Libraries, v71 n5 p467-494 Sep 2010
Very little literature exists on the nature of external reporting lines and funding structures of academic special libraries. This study focuses on academic health sciences libraries. The authors analyze information gathered from statistics published by the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) from 1977 through 2007; an anonymous online survey of AAHSL library directors; and phone conversations with a select number of directors who were willing to take part in follow-up interviews. The history of changing trends in reporting lines over the years and a view of the diverse arrangements, including strengths and weaknesses, currently existing in academic institutions are examined.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Special Libraries, Interviews, Financial Support, Health Sciences, Statistical Data, Professional Associations, Trend Analysis, Online Surveys, Administrator Attitudes, Telecommunications, User Needs (Information), Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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