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Title: Factors influencing research productivity among health sciences librarians
Authors: Fenske, Ruth E.
Dalrymple, Prudence W.
Keywords: health sciences librarians;Medical Library Association;research productivity
Issue Date: 25-Nov-2009
Abstract: Secondary analysis was performed of data collected in 1989 from a random sample of members of the Medical Library Association. Results show that about half the sample had at least one publication; academic health sciences librarians were much more likely than hospital librarians to have published. Almost half the sample had taken formal courses in research, but only a small percentage had taken continuing education (CE) courses in research. Institutional support services for research were most available in academic settings. The combination of institutional support, CE training, and research courses explained 31.1% of the variation in research productivity among academic librarians; these factors were less important in hospitals and other institutional settings. The authors suggest that health sciences librarians working outside academia should seek support for research from sources outside the employing institution.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/3155
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