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Attracting and Retaining Top Researchers and Faculty

Research question: (How) do the library’s collections play a role in attracting and retaining top researchers and faculty to the institution?

Project Team and Description

Practice Brief: University of Texas at Austin

UT Libraries is conducting a study to examine the impact of collections on the recruitment and retention of faculty to the University. The study will consist of data gathered through an online survey and one-on-one semi-structured interviews with newly recruited and newly promoted faculty members. This data will be analyzed by UTL librarians in order to understand the relationship between institutional resources, especially libraries, and career decision-making of faculty. This Practice Brief is part of a larger suite of studies undertaken by the Association for Research Libraries under the “Research Library Impact Framework.”