Navigating the New Normal
Findings from the Latest Ithaka S+R Library Director Survey
Ioana Hulbert will present the results of the new Ithaka S+R Library Director Survey at the Coalition of Networked Information (CNI) Spring 2023 Membership Meeting, scheduled to take place on Monday, April 3, 2023 at 3:25 – 3:55 pm MT. The triennial Ithaka S+R Library Director Survey is an established longitudinal research effort that captures issues that are top of mind for academic library deans and directors. Against the backdrop of the Great Resignation/Reshuffle, the pandemic, as well as new federal funding requirements for research, this session will highlight how library leaders are navigating the new normal. In particular, it will discuss findings from the latest survey cycle that focus on staffing issues such as recruitment; retention; and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility strategy, as well as library deans’ and directors’ perceptions of the open access ecosystem, including budget projections, and alignment with publishers and vendors.