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What Did We Learn From the Latest Round of the US and UK Faculty Surveys?
Join Us at ALA

Join us at ALA in Orlando on Sunday, June 26, from 10-11:00 am to learn about Ithaka S+R's US and UK Faculty Surveys. Ithaka S+R’s Faculty Survey has tracked attitudes and behaviors of faculty members in US higher education institutions in response to technological and environmental change on a triennial basis since 2000. In 2012, we also began surveying academics in the UK. These national faculty surveys have helped the…


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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Academic Libraries: An ALA Open Session

Join Ithaka S+R on Sunday, June 26, from 3-4:00 pm, at ALA in Orlando and contribute your ideas to our latest research project. We have recently embarked on a study, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to map staff diversity within academic libraries. Building on similar studies we have conducted in American art museums and cultural organizations within New York City, we hope to develop a clear snapshot of…


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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within Academic Libraries
Announcing a New Research Project

Diversity, equity, and inclusiveness are vital issues for society in the United States and beyond. National policy discussions have catalyzed concerns that our higher education institutions are not providing the leadership on these issues that we would like to see. Ithaka S+R is today announcing our latest project examining diversity in cultural organizations, this time focusing on academic libraries.   The Spring 2016 ARL meeting provided ample evidence of the…

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What Does the Future of Higher Education Look Like? It Depends Where You Sit

As part of a panel organized for the recent annual conference of the American Library Association in San Francisco, I was invited to talk about future trends in higher education. This was something of a fool’s errand, I realize, since we are bombarded every day by the media with higher education’s most pressing challenges and opportunities:   Low completion rates New pedagogies that meet more of today’s students’ needs—online learning,…

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Dispatches from ALA

At the ALA Annual Meeting this past weekend, I participated in two workshops that, while on very different topics, provide an interesting snapshot of how libraries are changing today. ACRL is continuing its interest in analyzing the value of academic libraries by hosting a workshop with library leaders to develop a future research agenda for this area of work. Spearheaded with Megan Oakleaf’s major literature review on the value of…

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