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ERIC Number: EJ1069896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Organizational Learning for Library Enhancements: A Collaborative, Research-Driven Analysis of Academic Department Needs
Loo, Jeffery L.; Dupuis, Elizabeth A.
College & Research Libraries, v76 n5 p671-689 Jul 2015
This article presents a qualitative evaluation methodology of academic departments for library organizational learning and library enhancement planning. This evaluation used campus units' academic program review reports as a data source and employed collaborative content analysis by library liaisons to extract departmental strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and priorities. We illustrate how a systematic review of internal planning documents facilitates the understanding of programmatic goals, identification of cross-unit synergies, and prioritization of library services. Our evaluation used a mix of technological, methodological, and analytical activities suitable for implementation in other academic library settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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