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Recent Study Ranks UNLV Libraries Faculty 12th in the Nation for Scholarly Productivity

By BTL on November 26, 2012 3:00 AM | Permalink

UNLV librarians are always ready to help you with your research, but did you know they are also academic faculty and active researchers in their own right?

UNLV Libraries proved to be one of four dark horses in a recently published eight-year study by librarians at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In the new study, UNLV Libraries have been ranked 12th in the nation for number of academic librarians who published articles in selected academic journals from 2003 to 2011. UNLV Libraries had not been ranked in earlier published studies utilizing the same methodology.

The University of Illinois study examined articles published in 32 refereed journals in the field of library and information science. Out of 2373 total articles with at least one academic librarian as an author, UNLV librarians were authors or co-authors of 32 articles. Top productivity honors went to library faculty of the University of Illinois—Champaign. The UI-Chicago librarians, whose institution ranked fourth on the list, ultimately found that authors hailing from the top 20 schools make up nearly 31% of overall authorship nationwide. UNLV Libraries’ ranking is especially noteworthy because its faculty body is substantially smaller than those of several other institutions who made the list.

Congratulations to the faculty of UNLV Libraries for achieving national recognition for successful publication!


For the full study:

Publication Patterns of U.S. Academic Librarians: 2003-2011

http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/files/ala12/pubpatternsposterREVISED.pdf