ERIC Number: EJ1089372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Action Research, Assessment, and Institutional Review Boards (IRB): Conflicting Demands or Productive Tension for the Academic Librarian?
New Review of Academic Librarianship, v20 n2 p167-184 2014
This article puts forward an "assessment/action research/publication" cycle that integrates aspects of the assessment, research, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes to provide academic librarians with a systematic approach for balancing competing workplace demands and give library managers a roadmap for creating a "research culture" (Jacobs, Berg, and Cornwall) within their libraries. The article argues that librarians and library managers have much to gain by integrating action research into librarians' everyday work loads, including increased ease in meeting publication demands for tenure and/or promotion, institutionalizing habits of reflective practice across all library service areas, and overall library improvement.
Descriptors: Action Research, Academic Libraries, Library Research, Critical Path Method, Library Development, Writing for Publication, Program Evaluation, Publications, Quality Assurance, Barriers, Library Administration, Productivity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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