Although April Fools’ Day often comes with a few good laughs, in many ways I approached the first day of April 2017 with a sense…
Gathering to talk about the benefits of an advanced research degree as preparation for an academic role.
If the role of academic librarians is changing and resembling more that of other faculty, should the PhD be the new terminal degree?
A debate about the form, purpose, and quality of academic librarians’ research is taking place right now in the editorial pages of some of our flagship journals.
Academic librarians are “scholar-practitioners.” We have a valued tradition of service (practitioner) but increasingly we also teach full-time and undertake extensive research (scholar).
Academic librarians typically have academic status, freedoms, and responsibilities.
It is challenging to resist the neoliberal imperatives that govern our work and practices as librarians.
Does obtaining a PhD actually advance your career?
Getting a PhD is rewarding, but it is also a long and sometimes arduous process. Why do it? Thirteen academic librarians (four library directors;…
What advice is important and useful to potential PhD students to understand the doctoral process?
What are the costs and gains of doing an advanced degree?