Academic Librarian Research: An Update to a Survey of Attitudes, Involvement, and Perceived CapabilitiesQualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML) International Conference (2016)
This presentation updates a 2010 survey of academic librarians about their attitudes, involvement, and perceived capabilities utilizing and engaging in research. The purpose of the 2010 survey was to inform the development of a continuing education program in research design, which became the grant-funded project Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (2013-2016). The 2010 survey introduced a research self-efficacy scale designed to measure the relationship between confidence and research success. This scale provided new insights regarding how prepared librarians believe themselves to be with regard to conducting research. The current study re-examines a number of the individual attributes and institutional supports that contribute to academic librarian research success. The 2015 survey instrument employs an expanded version of the original research self-efficacy scale, providing additional insights into the relationships among education/continuing education, research confidence, and research success. The results of the 2015 survey reconfirm the positive association between research confidence and research productivity. They also suggest that institutional support is another strong predictor of research success for academic librarians.
- research self-efficacy,
- research support
Publication DateSummer May 26, 2016
Citation InformationKristine R. Brancolini and Marie R. Kennedy. "Academic Librarian Research: An Update to a Survey of Attitudes, Involvement, and Perceived Capabilities" Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML) International Conference (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kristine_brancolini/18/