Published on March 11, 2016
To illustrate how Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, bridges the librarian-faculty gap, we worked with Thomson Reuters on a State of Innovation article to show how librarians can facilitate academic collaboration. In the article Sarah Tanksalvala, a copywriter at Thomson Reuters, shares Thomson Reuters’s ideas as well as bits of her interview with Ray Abruzzi, vice president & publisher of Gale Digital Collections. They discuss ways librarians can improve communications with faculty and better demonstrate their value.
In a survey conducted this year by Gale and Library Journal Magazine, 98 percent of librarians said they wanted better communication with their faculty. In that same survey, only 45 percent of faculty felt a need to have better communication with librarians. Why is this so? There are many reasons that contribute to this disconnect and together with Library Journal Magazine, we decided to create more dialogue to close this gap.
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