The impact of library support on education faculty research productivity: An exploratory study
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The authors surveyed college and university faculty in the field of professional education to gauge their perceptions pertaining to the impact of library services on their research. The purpose was to illuminate faculty perceptions in a post-secondary education environment that emphasizes research productivity and requires libraries to provide evermore compelling evidence of their institutional value. Survey results showed that faculty continue to rely on traditional discovery and collections-based library services, but that additional support for grant activity, data management, intellectual property management, and bibliometric analysis are needed. Implications for transforming library research support are discussed, and areas for further study are proposed.