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Church-Duran, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Bent on improving the teaching and learning experience, enhancing the productivity of researchers, and increasing the visibility of research outputs, libraries are redistributing staff, reallocating resources, and reorganizing internal structures, all to better partner campus-wide. Nowhere is the impact of this push for service innovation and user…
Descriptors: Organizational Climate, Library Development, Library Administration, Organizational Change
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Díaz, José O.; Mandernach, Meris A. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Building strong relationships between academic librarians and teaching faculty is paramount for promoting services and resources. While librarians face challenges ranging from new technologies to heightened expectations and fiscal difficulties, the key work remains in solid relationship building. Drawing on the experience of a group of subject…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Case Studies, College Faculty, Librarians
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Page, Jessica R.; Kuehn, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2009
As the use of the Ohio State University Libraries interlibrary services has increased, there have been more requests to borrow items that are already available to patrons locally, often in electronic format. Patterns relating to why patrons could not find locally available materials were identified in the record of canceled interlibrary requests…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Research, Library Networks, Library Materials
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Webb, Kathleen M.; Schaller, Molly A.; Hunley, Sawyer A. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2008
The University of Dayton (UD) used a multi-method research approach to evaluate current space use in the library. A general campus survey on study spaces, online library surveys, a week-long video study, and data from the "National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)" were examined to understand student choices in library usage. Results…
Descriptors: Library Facilities, Academic Libraries, Space Utilization, Interior Space
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O'Hanlon, Nancy – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2007
This article describes a role for the academic library in the campus outcomes assessment process and reports on a study to determine the impact of the Ohio State University (OSU) Libraries' instructional program on several required general education courses. Although university curriculum documents prescribe research-related learning objectives…
Descriptors: Library Research, Program Effectiveness, Academic Libraries, Library Instruction
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Connell, Tschera Harkness; Rogers, Sally A.; Diedrichs, Carol Pitts – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2005
A five-question survey randomly presented to users at Ohio State University (OSU) as they viewed articles in OhioLINK's Electronic Journal Center (EJC) in fall 2002 probed the user's status, academic unit, reason for viewing, path to the article, and frequency of EJC use. Usage by faculty and graduate students, by frequent users, and by those in…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Electronic Journals, College Faculty, Undergraduate Students