Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Publication Title

College and Research Libraries

Volume

74

Issue

6

First Page

560

Last Page

572

DOI

10.5860/crl12-366

Keywords

academic librarianship, library administration, research culture

Abstract

Within the literature exploring the role of research in academic librarianship, very little attention has been paid to the perspectives of upper libraryadministrators. This perspective is critical because library administrators play a key role in hiring, evaluating, supporting, promoting, and tenuring professional librarians. As a way of bringing the administrative perspective to these discussions, our study examines how library administrators within the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) view the role of research in their own libraries and within academic librarianship, as well as how they perceive the current and future climate for librarians’ research. Our study reveals key areas in need of further research and identifies several issues that librarians and upper administrators would benefit from exploring together to advance discussions about research.

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This article was first published in College and Research Libraries. For related works in this journal please visit the publishers website.

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