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)
Research Release Reception
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
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/
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?