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ERIC Number: EJ843137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0276-3915
Shared Governance from the Perspective of the Community College Information Professional
Turner, Brenda G. White
Community & Junior College Libraries, v12 n3 p17-47 2004
The purpose of this study was to pilot a survey meant to learn about shared governance opportunities of Information Professionals within a library or learning resources environment in a community college setting. Participants were Chief Academic Officers (CAOs) from each of the 19 community colleges in Alabama. The ten-question survey instrument was prepared using the website and sent as links via e-mail after an initial phone call soliciting participation. The survey was available for two-weeks; 79% of the CAOs responded. Statistical analyses revealed that Information Professionals were most often selected as second or third appointees to committees, following administrators and faculty members, and they were predominantly appointed to legal/policy-making committees rather than economic or social/political decision-making bodies. (Contains 1 figure, 5 tables, and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama