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AALL Spectrum / September/October 2018 / Volume 23, Number 1

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UP FRONT LIBRARIAN SCHOLARSHIP TRENDING Image © iStock.com/Exdez SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT DESIRED ACADEMIC DIRECTORS' OPINIONS ON IMPORTANCE OF SCHOLARSHIP TO THE WORK OF LAW LIBRARIANS SURVEY OF AALL MEMBERS Need ideas for how to fit scholarship into your work life? The AALL Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section (ALL-SIS) Research & Scholarship Committee shares highlights from two surveys, one of AALL members and the other of academic directors. Both explore interests, requirements, obstacles, and support relating to research and publication. 89% of respondents say scholarly leave is very or somewhat important, but only 65% of those directors report their institutions could provide even limited forms of this type of support. 85% of respondents are in academic settings. Half have scholarly requirements for work, and 57% of employers provide some support. Additional academic directors' survey results are available at bit.ly/ALL-SISdirectors. Additional membership survey results are available at bit.ly/ALL-SISmember. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 | AALL SPECTRUM 7 ç SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT DESIRED ç SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT DESIRED 3 Very Important 3 Somewhat Important 3 Not Important BIGGEST BARRIERS TO PRODUCING SCHOLARSHIP Time Motivation Accountability Topic Development Writing Process Institutional Support 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Series 1 63% Scholarly leave from other work 47% Mentoring network for feedback 45% Deadlines and other structure 43% Information about publication 38% Quantitative analysis, training, etc. 37% Workshops for drafts 29% Additional publication options 27% Grants and other funding

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