ERIC Number: EJ1058077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
The Role of the Academic Library in Promoting Student Engagement in Learning
Kuh, George D.; Gonyea, Robert M.
College & Research Libraries, v76 n3 p359-385 Mar 2015
This study examines the nature and value of undergraduate students' experiences with the academic library. The data represent responses from more than 300,000 students between 1984 and 2002 to the College Student Experiences Questionnaire. Although library use did not appear to make independent contributions to desirable outcomes of college, such experiences were related to important educationally valuable activities. Because the emphasis a campus places on information literacy is a strong predictor of students becoming information literate, librarians should redouble their collaborative efforts to promote the value of information literacy and help create opportunities for students to evaluate the quality of the information they obtain.
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Role, College Students, Learner Engagement, Student Experience, Questionnaires, Users (Information), Information Literacy, User Satisfaction (Information)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Student Experiences Questionnaire