Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey Report and what it means for Science and Social Science Librarianship
Princeton University, May 9th, 2019
Ithaka S+R recently released their seventh, triennial US Faculty Survey 2018 in which they surveyed almost 11,000 US faculty in higher education on their research, teaching, and publishing practices. There are some really interesting trends and takeaways in here that are very relevant to the work we are doing as librarians to support faculty research, open access, data management, and collection development. Here’s a sample of some of the questions that were asked and we will be discussing:
What functions of the library do science/social science faculty value most?
Where do science/social science faculty start their research searches?
Which is more important to your research: print monographs or electronic monographs?
How do faculty feel about the research skills of their students?
Do faculty think librarians are helpful in developing student’s research skills?