International Survey of Research University Faculty: Evaluation of the Academic Library
Primary Research Group Inc., has published the International Survey of Research University Faculty: Evaluation of the Academic Library, ISBN 978-157440-432-6
The study present findings about faculty evaluation of the their academic libraries from a survey of 500+ faculty from 55 research universities in the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Australia. Faculty evaluate their academic libraries on a range of services and provide their input on whether their libraries should increase, decrease or maintain spending constant on a range of resources including but not limited to: journals, eBooks, print books, library technology, library staff, the library cafe and much more. In addition, faculty rate their level of satisfaction with a myriad of library resources including library seating and lighting, information literacy instruction, interlibrary loan services, online tutorials, reference assistance, ease of database searching, and the quality of the library collection and its subject experts, among other facets of the library experience. Faculty also offer their insights on what they would like to see in their academic libraries. Data is broken out by ten criteria including academic title, gender, university size, country, academic field of specialization and university ranking.
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