Working together: the final report: ALA 2012 (short)

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Slides from Ashley Loar's overview of the "working together: evolving value for academic libraries" research by LISU and commissioned by SAGE

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  • The research was conducted in two phases, firstly a series of case studies, 8 in total, taking place in the USA, UK and Scandinavia, and secondly a survey to triangulate the case study findings, i.e. to see how typical the case study findings were.The research team, with the assistance of Sage, also set up a project website to keep interested parties updated about the development of the project and to elicit comments throughout the project.
  • Working together: the final report: ALA 2012 (short)

    1. 1. Research Release Reception
    2. 2. Background 6-month research project  Value of academic libraries for teaching and research staff  Looking at evidence base and faculty perceptions Objective: How libraries can…  Better market their services  Improve perceptions with key decision makers Evidence of library support for research in literature  Less evidence on their support for teaching
    3. 3. Methodology Literature review • Literature review To inform Final report with • Case studies triangulated Case • 2 UK results studies • 4 USA • 2 Scandinavia Regional Confirmed by surveys • Survey of librariansElicit participation and comments via the project blog: http://libraryvalue.wordpress.com/
    4. 4. Research Questions• Do librarians have a good understanding of the needs of teaching and research staff?• Are librarians effectively promoting their resources and services? • Does this influence perceptions of the library amongst those staff?
    5. 5. What Do You Think? Library Value
    6. 6.  Who do you think values the library most?  Management  Academics  Students
    7. 7. Find out more!http://libraryvalue.wordpress.com/

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