May 25, 2022

Journal Article: “Every Nook and Cranny: Making the Library Central to Research and Engagement”

The article linked below was recently published by Insights.


Every Nook and Cranny: Making the Library Central to Research and Engagement


Katherine Stephan
John Moores Univesity


Insights 34 (1): 3.
DOI: 10.1629/uksg.528


This article discusses the institutional spaces, both large and small, where academic libraries may become embedded in research-related activities throughout the university. It then goes on to consider some of the possible changes and outcomes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. It outlines current research on opportunities for change in libraries, researcher demands, collaboration and the need for more research about working together. It concludes by suggesting that libraries and individuals should embrace principles of ‘planned happenstance’ so as to expand what may be possible with our new working spaces and realities.

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