This recent Ithaka report, “Faculty Survey 2009: Strategic Insights for Librarians, Publishers, and Societies” should be of great interest to academic library leaders and managers. It begins with a bang:
Scholarly use of information services has changed substantially in recent years. Faculty members’ research practices and teaching methods have both shifted, most often at a disciplinary level. Network-level services, such as digital content resources, a variety of new kinds of discovery tools, new services for information organization and use, and scholarly and pedagogical interaction and collaboration tools, have been the most important factor in leading this change.
The PDF document is also available.