Using the Library makes a difference


by Andrea Heisel

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.

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