Librarian-Faculty Collaboration: An Imperative with Transformative Implications

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/222238
Title:
Librarian-Faculty Collaboration: An Imperative with Transformative Implications
Author:
Ward, Dane
Affiliation:
Illinois State University
Issue Date:
2-May-2008
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Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Living the Future collection. For more information about items in this collection, please email repository@u.library.arizona.edu.
Abstract:
Meaningful and productive collaboration between librarians and faculty remains a significant, though frequently elusive goal for many academic institutions. Paradoxically, while the depth and power of collaboration emerges from the interactions between librarians and faculty, the possibilities for success often results from various institutional factors. Authentic collaboration does not exist in isolation. It is found in colleges and universities that act on their belief in the potential of these relationships to benefit students, faculty and staff. In this presentation, we will explore various understandings of collaboration, as well as the barriers and pathways to success. Perhaps most importantly, we will discuss and highlight individual and organizational actions that facilitate a capacity to manifest the collaborative imperative. Interdisciplinary research on caring and community-building, organizational culture and learning organizations will provide the basis for this presentation and discussion.
Identifiers:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/222238
Description:
Breakout session from the Living the Future 7 Conference, April 30-May 3, 2008, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.
Keywords:
changes for libraries; academic libraries; innovation in libraries; librarian-faculty collaboration

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleLibrarian-Faculty Collaboration: An Imperative with Transformative Implicationsen_US
dc.contributor.authorWard, Daneen_US
dc.contributor.departmentIllinois State Universityen_US
dc.date.issued2008-05-02en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Living the Future collection. For more information about items in this collection, please email repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.description.abstractMeaningful and productive collaboration between librarians and faculty remains a significant, though frequently elusive goal for many academic institutions. Paradoxically, while the depth and power of collaboration emerges from the interactions between librarians and faculty, the possibilities for success often results from various institutional factors. Authentic collaboration does not exist in isolation. It is found in colleges and universities that act on their belief in the potential of these relationships to benefit students, faculty and staff. In this presentation, we will explore various understandings of collaboration, as well as the barriers and pathways to success. Perhaps most importantly, we will discuss and highlight individual and organizational actions that facilitate a capacity to manifest the collaborative imperative. Interdisciplinary research on caring and community-building, organizational culture and learning organizations will provide the basis for this presentation and discussion.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/222238en
dc.descriptionBreakout session from the Living the Future 7 Conference, April 30-May 3, 2008, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.en_US
dc.subjectchanges for librariesen_US
dc.subjectacademic librariesen_US
dc.subjectinnovation in librariesen_US
dc.subjectlibrarian-faculty collaborationen_US
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