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ERIC Number: EJ1059698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Measuring the Academic Impact of Libraries
Allison, DeeAnn
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v15 n1 p29-40 Jan 2015
University and college libraries often seek ways to demonstrate their impact for the academic community. This article reports the results from a two-year study that analyzed library use as demonstrated through checkouts and off-campus access to full-text resources against grade point averages (GPAs) of undergraduates and graduates at a large Midwestern library. The study found that undergraduates with a GPA above the mean university GPA used the library more than those with a GPA below the mean. There was a correlation between greater use of the library and increases in GPA between the two years--that is, as one grew, so did the other. The study also showed that students who checked out materials in one year returned for additional checkouts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska