Friday, May 29, 2015

This study examines perceptions of provosts from Canadian research-intensive universities regarding their institution’s academic libraries. Inter­views conducted with nine provosts explored how they perceive academic libraries in terms of alignment with institutional mission, how they envision the future of their libraries, and what they interpret as indicators of success. The results suggest that provosts perceive libraries making significant contributions to research and student learning, particularly through the provision of access to information and the evolving role of library as place respectively. Other areas of library expertise, such as scholarly commu­nication, appear somewhat less familiar to provosts, suggesting the need for library leaders to promote new roles within the institutional context.

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