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, K., Janicki, S., Janosko, J., Knupp, B., & Rahkonen, C. (2012). Faculty perceptions of the value of academic libraries: A mixed method study. Library Philosophy and Practice, Paper 909. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/909