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The Academic Library's Role in a Time of Educational Transformation

Roger Schonfeld will present "The Academic Library's Role in a Time of Educational Transformation" at the New York Library Association (NYLA) Conference in Saratoga Springs on Friday, November 10, at 11:00 am. Methodological and technological changes will continue to impact research practices across disciplines. The library’s academic support role is evolving no less. In this talk, Roger will explore how libraries serve the changing needs of students, instructors, researchers, and…


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University Libraries Are Putting the Student First
Perspective from US Library Leaders

Last week’s article in The Guardian from Alterline’s Ben Hickman, entitled “University libraries need to start putting the student first,” proposed that university libraries need to put evidence on student needs and practices at the heart of their decision-making. The author included a number of suggested areas for improvement – for example, the provision of ample space, friendly engagement with librarians and library staff, and accessible resources. As UK higher…

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Rethinking Liaison Programs for the Humanities

For generations, most research libraries have had employees with deep subject expertise. Once known as bibliographers, these scholars and librarians originally focused their efforts on selection for collection building. Today, there is real anxiety about the role of subject expertise and academic liaisons in research libraries. We argue that evidence about scholars’ practices and needs should be a key input …


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Don’t File It Away: Creating Actionable Survey Results

You’ve developed a thoughtful questionnaire, gathered responses, generated meaningful, insightful findings, and now want to share these results to more widely inform decision-making. How do you ensure that these findings are communicated effectively to the right individuals? In spring 2016, Penn State University fielded the Ithaka S+R Undergraduate Student Survey and faced the challenging task of communicating findings from the survey, which covered perspectives from 2,000+ students using 37 libraries…

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Danielle Cooper Shares Findings from the Agriculture Study with USAIN Members

On July 12, at 1:00 pm (EDT), Danielle Cooper will share findings from Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Agriculture Scholars with members of the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) through a webinar. USAIN was one of the sponsors of this research support services project into the needs and practices of agriculture faculty.


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Agricultural Research, Data Management, Funder Mandates: Where Do We Go From Here?

The latest Ithaka S+R report on agriculture scholars summarizes the diverse research being undertaken in across the agricultural sciences and suggests some ways forward for the agricultural information community. One key theme in the report focuses on the work undertaken by researchers in the agricultural sciences around data management. The breadth of the field is reflected in the variety of methods and data generated by scholars, ranging from genetics to…

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Assessing the Information Practices, Needs, and Perceptions of Strategically Important Populations
Partnering to Develop the Ithaka S+R International Graduate/Professional Student Survey Module

While enrollment of international students has grown considerably in the last decade in the United States, investigations into their information practices and library needs are limited in number and are rarely conducted in a manner that enables comparative analysis of international and domestic graduate students. At the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), international graduate students represent a significant portion of the total number of graduate students as well…

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Danielle Cooper Speaks at the Catholic Research Resources Alliance Annual Meeting

On Tuesday, June 27, Danielle Cooper will share findings from "Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars" with the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) in Chicago. When: Tuesday, June 27, 9:00 - 9:45 am Where: Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus Regents Hall, Lewis Towers, 111 E. Pearson St Chicago, IL Registration is open to all CRRA members, partners, friends, and guests.    


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Innovating with Evidence Collaboratively and Cross-Institutionally
Danielle Cooper at the EBLIP Conference

Danielle Cooper will present "Innovating with Evidence Collaboratively and Cross-Institutionally: Ithaka S+R's Religious Studies Conference" at the 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference in Philadelphia. Her talk will begin at 11:30 on Tuesday, June 20. For more information, please visit the conference website Abstract Objective: What resources and services do faculty members need to be successful in their research? The answer likely depends on their discipline. By embracing…


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Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars Luncheon
Danielle Cooper and Roger Schonfeld at ATLA Annual Conference

Danielle Cooper and Roger Schonfeld will be at the American Theological Library Association's Annual Conference on Friday, June 16, to discuss "Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars." They will be joined by ATLA executive director Brenda Bailey-Hainer, the American Academy of Religion executive director Jack Fitzmier, and John Kutsko, the executive director of the Society of Biblical Literature. This lunchtime event is open to registrants of ATLA's…