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Faculty Responses to Library Service Innovations: A Case Study.

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Title: Faculty Responses to Library Service Innovations: A Case Study.
Author(s): Searing, Susan E.
Contributor(s): Greenlee, Alison M.
Subject(s): Library and Information Science Academic Libraries Academic Library Assessment Library schools -- Faculty University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus) Library and Information Science Library information-seeking behavior
Abstract: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign closed its Library & Information Science Library and replaced it with a virtual library and an embedded librarian. A year later, a survey of the faculty and staff of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) and the University Library assessed how well the new service model meets faculty needs. The data provide a snapshot of how LIS scholars discover and access new publications, how they seek reference assistance, and what they desire from the library. The survey also captured faculty attitudes toward the realignment of library support for their research and teaching. GSLIS faculty and Library faculty reported similar attitudes and behaviors in some areas, while divergent opinions and practices were found in other areas. The survey results have prompted new directions for LIS library services at Illinois, including an increase in e-book acquisitions and virtual reference service.
Issue Date: 2011-10
Citation Info: Searing, Susan E., and Alison M. Greenlee. (2011). Faculty responses to library service innovations: A case study. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 52, no. 4 (in press).
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-07-01

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