The article linked below was recently published by College & Research Libraries News (C&RL).
Laura Dimmit Smyth
University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus
University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Colorado Denver Auraria Library
College & Research Libraries News (C&RL)
Vol 83, No 3 (2022)
The purpose of this study is to define the unique research needs of creative communities as seen by the academic librarians supporting those communities. After surveying academic librarians, visual practice, information relating to the practice of a creative discipline, and inspiration were identified as unique research needs of these populations. Survey respondents also identified challenges to serving creative communities, including perceptions of library relevance, buy-in, and scheduling. While past literature has engaged with supporting specific creative disciplines, this study focuses on the collective research needs of creative communities.
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