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Oliveira, Silas M. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Academic libraries have always strived to be purposively involved in the university's mission attainment efforts. Today, the increase of retention levels is paramount, and, in many cases, it is at the center of higher education institution's strategic plans. For Andrews University, for example, the goal is to reach 80% in the next five years. In…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Institutional Mission
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Harland, Fiona; Stewart, Glenn; Bruce, Christine – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
This article presents a substantive grounded theory that shows how senior library leaders can achieve the library's strategic alignment with the university. The theory suggests that increasing uncertainty causes the library's leadership to consider how the library's strategic contributions can support the university's core priorities while also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning, Academic Libraries, Universities
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Brown, Sarah; Alvey, Elizabeth; Danilova, Elena; Morgan, Helen; Thomas, Amberyn – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Research support services at The University of Queensland Library (UQ Library) have evolved in response to the global and national drivers, which have impacted on broader University strategy. UQ Library's success in responding to these drivers has involved leveraging the information within, and capacity of, the institutional repository, the core…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Reference Services
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Haddow, Gaby; Mamtora, Jayshree – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
In the last decade Australian academic libraries have increasingly aligned their research support services with assessment criteria used in the national research evaluation exercise (Excellence for Research in Australia). The same period has seen growing interest in research impact outside of traditional measures, such as bibliometrics. Social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Research Projects, Research Tools
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Maddox, Alexia; Zhao, Linlin – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
This case study presents a conceptual model of researcher performance developed by Deakin University Library, Australia. The model aims to organize research performance data into meaningful researcher profiles, referred to as researcher typologies, which support the demonstration of research impact and value. Three dimensions shaping researcher…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Strategic Planning, Delivery Systems, Models
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Groenewegen, David – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
Librarians at universities continue to seek new ways to engage and partner with researchers in order to enhance and enrich the way that they work. This article looks at some of the ways that libraries have been doing this in recent years, what has worked, and what needs to be done to continue to develop these important partnerships. These…
Descriptors: Researchers, Librarians, College Libraries, Cooperation
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O'Sullivan, Carmel; Partridge, Helen – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
Strategic communication is not solely the remit of library managers and directors, but is the product of internal culture and engagement with the organization's brand. Libraries need to communicate strategically, in order to demonstrate to individuals across the organization that their message is on point, and that they understand, are committed…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Communication Strategies, Case Studies, Strategic Planning