CREASER, C. and SPEZI, V., 2014. Improving perceptions of value to teaching and research staff: the next challenge for academic libraries. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 46 (3), pp.191-206.
This article investigates the value, and perceptions of value, of academic libraries to teaching and research staff by examining working
relationships between libraries and academic departments in universities. Eight case studies were undertaken in the US, the UK and
Scandinavia. Primary findings were analysed and triangulated with a series of short surveys to ascertain whether they resonated with
other librarians’ experiences. The article offers examples of good practice in the area of partnership building for academic libraries
to improve their value to, or perceptions of value by, teaching and research staff, as well as raise their profile and better market their
services to this category of users. Those examples may be of interest to fellow library practitioners and researchers interested in
exploring further library-faculty interaction and collaboration.