Journal article

The push to publish: what is the impetus for Australian academic librarians

S Charing, B Gardiner

Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2017


Drawing on a case study about a librarian/academic research and writing collaboration, this paper proposes why, despite a lack of explicit compulsion, academic librarians in Australia should choose to research and write for publication. It offers a reflection on the process as seen through the authors’ experience of a collaboration between academic librarians and a faculty academic, and considers the challenges and benefits in establishing a publishing track record. It argues that there are benefits in collaborative research for librarians with academics in generating research and publishing it to contribute to evidence based practice, individual professional development and to contribute to..

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