A New Tool for your Toolbox “Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries

Higher education and academic libraries are in a period of rapid evolution. Technology, pedagogical shifts, and programmatic changes in education mean that libraries must continually evaluate and adjust their services to meet new needs. “Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, provides illustrative examples of emerging models of research support. Editor Starr Hoffman and a team of library practitioners from across the world discuss the ways in which research and learning across institutions is becoming more team-based, crossing disciplines and dependent on increasingly sophisticated and varied data. Highlighting new ways to collaborate across library and departmental boundaries, this book is intended to enrich and expand your vision of research support in academic libraries by:

  • inspiring you to think creatively about new services;
  • sparking ideas of potential collaborations within and outside the library, increasing awareness of functional areas that are potential key partners;
  • providing specific examples of new services, as well as the decision-making and implementation process; and
  • encouraging you to take a broad view of research support rather than thinking of research and instruction services, and metadata creation and data services as separate initiatives.