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Kot, Felly Chiteng; Jones, Jennifer L. – College & Research Libraries, 2015
This study uses three cohorts of first-time, full-time undergraduate students (N = 8,652) at a large, metropolitan, public research university to examine the impact of student use of three library resources (workstations, study rooms, and research clinics) on academic performance. To deal with self-selection bias and estimate this impact more…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Cohort Analysis, Research Universities, Library Services
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Goodsett, Mandi; Walsh, Andrew – College & Research Libraries, 2015
Increasingly, new librarians graduate to face a world of changing technology and new ways of interacting with information. The anxiety of this shifting environment is compounded for tenure-track librarians who must also meet scholarship and instruction requirements that may be unfamiliar to them. One way that librarians can navigate the transition…
Descriptors: Librarians, Tenure, Academic Libraries, Mentors
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Cook, Jean Marie – College & Research Libraries, 2014
The University of West Georgia's Ingram Library has offered a fifteen-week two-hour credit course since 1998. In a longitudinal study covering twelve years, the library analyzed the progression and graduation rates of more than fifteen thousand students. Students who took the class during their undergraduate career were found to graduate at much…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Instruction, Courses, College Credits
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Ondrusek, Anita L.; Thiele, Harold E.; Yang, Changwoo – College & Research Libraries, 2014
The authors examined abstracts written by graduate students for their research proposals as a requirement for a course in research methods in a distance learning MLIS program. The students learned under three instructional conditions that involved varying levels of access to worked examples created from abstracts representing research in the LIS…
Descriptors: Documentation, Masters Programs, Student Research, Graduate Students
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Loder, Michael Wescott – College & Research Libraries, 2010
Support for the modular system of building construction, touted in the second half of the 20th century as the best basis for academic library building design, appears to be waning. A study of "green" libraries in 2008 revealed that not only has energy conservation become important, but that spaces designed for users rather than books…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Building Design, Energy Conservation, Users (Information)