Abstract

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.

Graduation Date

2022

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Cox, Thomas

Degree

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

College

College of Community Innovation and Education

Department

Educational Leadership and Higher Education

Degree Program

Educational Leadership; Higher Education

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0008979; DP0026312

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0026312

Language

English

Release Date

May 2023

Length of Campus-only Access

1 year

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)

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