Library value in the developing world Nell McCreadie

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Presentation at this year's IFLA WLIC looking at the findings of SAGE's latest research report into the percieved value of academic libraries in the developing world. The presentation looks in depth at: the background to the report; the findings of the report and its implications for practice moving forwards.

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  • Library value in the developing world Nell McCreadie

    1. 1. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Library Value in the Developing World Nell McCreadie, SAGE IFLA WLIC, Singapore, August 2013
    2. 2. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Scholarship is changing: we are on the journey together
    3. 3. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Libraries are changing: we are working together for the future Washington Post, 7 August 2013: ‘The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here’s what that looks like.’ ‘Libraries are really transforming themselves into technology hubs’ Kathryn Zickuhr, Pew Research Centre
    4. 4. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Working together: evolving value for academic libraries 1. Value measurement and perception 2. Working together with faculty 3. Raising awareness about library products and services http://libraryvalue.wordpress.com/
    5. 5. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Library Value in the Developing World
    6. 6. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Participant universities
    7. 7. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Librarian perception of value ● 67% of librarians perceive their value for both faculty and university management is measured via the resource collection ‘Through the value the library contributes to teaching and learning, we fulfil the mission of the university and the whole business of our university’ ‘The library’s value is connected with the library’s popularity in the eyes of faculty and students’
    8. 8. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Faculty perception of value ● 75% of faculty perceive value through resource collection accessibility ● 20% of faculty do not use of are not aware of the electronic collection ● 96% of faculty use the library building ● 39% visit the library website at least once a week ‘The thing I would change about my library would be the seating arrangement and space’ ‘The best thing about my library is that I am able to access e-journals anywhere’
    9. 9. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Evaluating and measuring value ● 67% of librarians measure the library’s value through resource collection usage statistics ● 40% of librarians are starting to use evaluation methods beyond collection usage stats (testimonials, questionnaires, monitoring traffic) ‘(Our) evidence of value is measured by visit statistics to the library, visit statistics to the intranet, and e- Resource usage statistics’
    10. 10. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Evidence and perception of services ● The majority of librarians do not offer a cohesive set of services in beyond the traditional roles of collection development ● 35% of faculty said they were not aware of all the services offered by the library ‘I do not think I appreciate all the services offered by the library I tend to use mainly the e-resources.’
    11. 11. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Communication and marketing ‘faculty don’t take it upon themselves to communicate what they want from the library. We try to engage them, but they are not forthcoming’ ‘The link connecting flow of information between me and the library is lacking. The library doesn’t even know I have an email address’
    12. 12. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC So what now?
    13. 13. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Conclusions ● E-mail: nell.mccreadie@sagepub.co.uk ● Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/nell-mccreadie/2b/806/933

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