ERIC Number: EJ1069896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
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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.
Descriptors: Departments, Needs Assessment, Qualitative Research, Library Research, Library Development, Evaluation Methods, Best Practices, Data Analysis, Feedback (Response), Research Administration, Program Descriptions, Research Design, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Academic Libraries, Content Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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