Creating New Roles for Libraries in Academic Research: Research Conducted at the University of Calgary, 2015–2020

H. Thomas Hickerson, John Brosz, Leonora Crema

Abstract

A recently completed study at the University of Calgary has had broad professional impact and generated increased attention to the role of academic libraries in campus research. This multiyear, evidence-based study was conceived in recognition that the role libraries have traditionally played in research is of decreasing relevance. With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this study employs intensive partnership among library staff, scholars, and research administrators to identify the transformational changes necessary for repositioning libraries in the research enterprise.

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