Research Support Priorities and Opportunities for Collaboration among Librarians and Research Administrators
Both librarians and research administrators regard themselves as integral to the research mission of the university, but there has been virtually no documented dialogue between the two professions in the literature of either field. This study analyses the recent literature of each profession to map the priorities and concerns of each with regards to research support. Themes emerging from the literature identify possible areas for collaboration, as well as identifying new ways for academic libraries to support campus research. The results also explore the degree to which research administrators are aware of library expertise and resources related to their concerns, and suggest potential areas for further library activity to support the research enterprise.