Ithaka S+R’s Faculty Survey has tracked attitudes and behaviors of faculty members in US higher education institutions in response to technological and environmental change on a triennial basis since 2000. Its Faculty Survey has helped the community understand changing faculty member needs on key issues such as discovery processes, collecting and collections, the value of the library, and publishing needs.

In this plenary session, Ithaka S+R’s Deanna Marcum and Roger Schonfeld will share key findings from the Faculty Survey 2012 US for the first time. For the 2012 survey cycle, working with an advisory board of librarians, publishers, and a scholarly society executive, Ithaka S+R has updated the questionnaire to include topics of current and emerging interest, including support service needs associated with changing research methods, data preservation, research dissemination, and undergraduate instruction, as well as the role of the ebook, in addition to continuing to track issues of ongoing interest.

These findings will be of interest to libraries and campus IT organizations, publishers, scholarly societies, and others who support faculty members in the research, teaching, and authorship roles.

Judy Russell, dean of libraries at the University of Florida and a member of the project advisory board, will present reactions to the findings of the Faculty Survey from the perspective of a campus leader and library director. She will also discuss her experience to date in piloting a localized version of the survey among UF faculty members.