January 29, 2022

A New Library Impact Practice Brief From ARL: “Relationship Between Library Collections and the Recruitment and Retention of Faculty at UT Austin”

The brief linked below was recently made available by the Assoc. of Research Libraries.


Relationship Between Library Collections and the Recruitment and Retention of Faculty at UT Austin

Research Team Members

Maria Chiochios
Janelle Hedstrom
Pierce Meyer
Mary Rader
Affiliation (All Authors): University of Texas at Austin


via Association of Research Libraries
DOI: 10.29242/brief.utaustin2021.


As part of ARL’s Research Library Impact Framework initiative, The University of Texas (UT) at Austin Libraries conducted a study to examine the impact of library collections on the recruitment and retention of faculty to the university, and to understand the relationship between institutional resources—especially libraries—and career decision-making of faculty. This practice brief describes the UT team’s literature review and the data gathered through an online survey and one-on-one semi-structured interviews with newly recruited and newly promoted faculty members.

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10 pages; PDF.

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