Assessing Library Scholarship: Experience at a Land Grant University

TitleAssessing Library Scholarship: Experience at a Land Grant University
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsWirth, AA, Kelly, M, Webster, JG
JournalCollege & Research Libraries
Date Publishednov
Type of ArticleArticle
Keywordsacademic librarians, publications, tenure
AbstractLibrary faculty are often tenure track, requiring a record of significant publishing and service before achieving tenure. However, meaningful tools and methods for evaluating the scholarship of librarianship frequently fall short of providing an accurate picture of the scholarship of any particular candidate. The authors conducted a case study analyzing the research output of Oregon State University ({OSU)} Libraries' faculty using the Boyer Classifications and Blake's research methodologies. Broadening our view of acceptable formats and outlets and learning how to communicate and assess our scholarship within the academy are key issues that require continued exploration. [{ABSTRACT} {FROM} {AUTHOR]} Copyright of College & Research Libraries is the property of Association of College & Research Libraries and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)