ERIC Number: EJ1066152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
The Value of Research in Academic Libraries
Perkins, Gay Helen; Slowik, Amy J. W.
College & Research Libraries, v74 n2 p143-158 Mar 2013
In the summer of 2010, two researchers interviewed twenty-three library administrators of comparable academic libraries at American universities for their views of the value of research in academic libraries. The interview questions focused on the administrators' perceived value of academic librarians' research, incentives given to academic librarians to research, factors that influence the administrators' thinking about academic library research, opinions about the changes in Americans libraries in the past decades, and directions that they see the academic library heading. This paper reflects the answers of these (anonymous) administrators and attempts to analyze patterns in their responses that will be of value to the academic library and its community in America.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Research, Librarians, Library Administration, Administrator Attitudes, Interviews, Incentives, Research Needs, Influences, Opinions, Administrator Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Research Methodology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States