Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Insights from U.S. Academic Library Directors

A survey of 267 "high-level library administrators" in the USA, published yesterday, identifies some of these administrators' priorities and views. One of the findings is that "Library directors at all types of institutions see supporting teaching and learning as one of their primary missions: 94% of respondents said that they see teaching information literacy skills to undergraduates as a very important role for their libraries. They would also like to work more closely with faculty members on supporting classroom instruction." Ithaka is "a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the academic community take full advantage of rapidly advancing information and networking technologies" (their services include JSTOR)
Long, M.P. and Schonfeld, R.C. (2011) Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2010: Insights from U.S. Academic Library Directors. Ithaka S+R. http://www.ithaka.org/ithaka-s-r/research/ithaka-s-r-library-survey-2010/insights-from-us-academic-library-directors.pdf
Photo by Sheila Webber: near Ambleside, April 2011

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