Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Loughborough University Institutional Repository

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18478

Title: A travelling librarian: lessons learnt from a study visit to libraries serving research-intensive universities in the USA
Authors: Lund, Peter
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: SCONUL (© Peter Lund)
Citation: LUND, P., 2010. A travelling librarian: lessons learnt from a study visit to libraries serving research-intensive universities in the USA. SCONUL Focus, 50, pp.61-65.
Abstract: The Travelling Librarian award, generously provided by the English-Speaking Union and CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), made possible for me a two-week visit to eight university libraries in New England and North Carolina. The universities visited were: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tufts, Boston University, Brown, Brandeis, Dartmouth College, North Carolina State and Duke. These universities all scored very highly for research intensity on the Carnegie Foundation website.1 My role at Loughborough carries responsibility for research support. Since I had previously benchmarked levels of research support offered in some UK institutions,2 the Travelling Librarian award offered me an opportunity to see how the libraries of prestigious, well-funded research universities in the US serve researchers and to identify best practice. The findings are now informing service provision at Loughborough University library.
Description: This is an Open Access article. It is also freely available at: http://www.sconul.ac.uk/sites/default/files/documents/18_3.pdf
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18478
Publisher Link: http://www.sconul.ac.uk/sites/default/files/documents/18_3.pdf
ISSN: 1745-5782
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Library)

Files associated with this item:

File Description SizeFormat
Lund-SconulFocus-50-TravellingLibrarian.pdfPublished340.53 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

 

SFX Query

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.