Transforming Roles: Canadian Academic Librarians Embedded in Faculty Research Projects

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2017-03

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Bedi, Shailoo
Walde, Christine

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College & Research Libraries

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Academic librarians have always played an important role in providing research services and research-skills development to faculty in higher education. But that role is evolving to include the academic librarian as a unique and necessary research partner, practitioner, and participant in collaborative, grant-funded research projects. This article describes how a selected sample of Canadian academic librarians became embedded in faculty research projects and describes their experiences of participating in research teams. Conducted as a series of semistructured interviews, this qualitative study illustrates the emerging opportunities and challenges of the librarian-researcher role and how it is transforming the Canadian university library.

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Bedi, S. & Walde, C. (2017). Transforming roles: Canadian academic librarians embedded in faculty research projects. College & Research Libraries, 78(3), 314-327. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.78.3.314