Faculty Perceptions of the Value of Academic Libraries: A Mixed Method Study
This article details the findings of a year-long study at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Libraries which examined IUP faculty members’ perceptions of the value of library resources and services to both their research and teaching. Through a mixed-method study, which included an online survey and follow-up focus groups, the researchers found that faculty were dissatisfied with IUP Libraries’ marketing initiatives but satisfied with its small embedded librarian program. As a result, marketing and growth of the embedded librarian program became the two main focus areas for improvement in the next academic year.
Heider, Kelly; Janicki, Sandra; Janosko, Joann; Knupp, Blaine; and Rahkonen, Carl, "Faculty Perceptions of the Value of Academic Libraries: A Mixed Method Study" (2012). Library Faculty Papers. 11.