This is a phenomenological exploration of academic librarians collaboratively publishing with subject faculty. The explorative study investigates academic librarians and subject faculty who conduct research outside of librarianship. The purpose of this qualitative inquiry is an exploration of barriers subject faculty members and academic librarians encounter when conducting collaborative research. The study was performed because of an identifiable research gap and a paucity of qualitative studies related to librarian and faculty research partnerships. Much of the existing scholarship focuses on quantitative data exploring librarians' publishing outcomes. Data collection was performed by interviewing five academic librarians and five subject faculty pairs. The study is unique in using liminality as a theoretical framework to explore collaboration between librarians and subject faculty partners. The study explores librarians who partner with subject faculty. For this reason, the study is useful and important in understanding the phenomenon of collaboration. The research could clarify and support the larger research mission at universities and colleges and improve research outcomes between interdisciplinary collaborative partners.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Educational Leadership and Higher Education
Educational Leadership; Higher Education
Length of Campus-only Access
Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)
Furlong, Michael, "A Qualitative Inquiry into Scholarly Publishing between Librarians and Subject Faculty" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1008.