Two research studies are featured in new publicity posters that describe impact on students:
- their use of library resources correlated to student retention and academic success
- assessment of library instruction impact on academic success.
The studies show
- statistically significant improvement in GPA among first year undergraduate students who use the library
- teaching incrementally advanced research skills … positive correlation between upper-level instruction and a higher GPA at graduation
The Association of Research and College Libraries (ACRL) has been conducting research on the Value of Academic Libraries.