January 17, 2022

Research Article: “Fostering Research and Publication in Academic Libraries” (Preprint)

The following article is scheduled for publication in the July 1, 2014 issue of College and Research Libraries.


Fostering Research and Publication in Academic Libraries (Preprint)


Catherine Sassen
University of North Texas

Diane Wahl
University of North Texas 


C&RL (College and Research Libraries) Web Site


This study concerns administrative support provided to encourage the research and publishing activities of academic librarians working in Association of Research Libraries member libraries. Deans and directors of these libraries were asked to respond to an online survey concerning the support measures that their libraries provide, as well as their thoughts on support measures that academic libraries should provide. When compared to earlier studies, the survey results indicate that most support measures have grown over time. Results also suggest increases in the requirements for publication in academic libraries, as well as in the number of libraries at which librarians have faculty status.

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