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A Longitudinal Study of Undergraduates' Academic Library Experiences

Ethelene Whitmire
2001 The journal of academic librarianship  
This study examined the library use patterns of 1,046 undergraduates during their first three years of college.  ...  The significant changes in library use patterns have implications for the redesign of academic library services including reference and bibliographic instruction.  ...  Kristin Escieetifelder for her feedback on the nma.nuscript. 384 The Journat of Acadenuic i.ibrarianship NOTES ANT) REELRFNCES  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0099-1333(01)00223-3 fatcat:ouzd5t2fprcdtazlwjwgr2fzca

Longitudinal Analysis of Undergraduate E-book Use Finds that Knowledge of Local Communities Drives Format Selection and Collection Development Activities

Melissa Goertzen
2017 Evidence Based Library and Information Practice  
A Review of: Hobbs, K., & Klare, D. (2016). Are we there yet?: A longitudinal look at e-books through students' eyes.  ...  Methods – The method was designed by a library consortium in the Northeastern United States of America. The study itself was conducted by two librarians based at the single university.  ...  Commentary Dozens of studies published over the last decade have focused on e-book use, particularly at the undergraduate level.  ... 
doi:10.18438/b8bw5q fatcat:uq52upygdjgprex265kwfzinje

Undergraduates' Use of Google vs. Library Resources: A Four-Year Cohort Study

Carol Perruso
2016 College and Research Libraries  
This longitudinal study at a large public university surveyed students of the 2008 freshmen cohort over four years about their use of websites and library resources for their research papers.  ...  The study found that, as students matured, they used library resources more frequently.  ...  Conclusion Longitudinal cohort studies with undergraduates are major undertakings plagued by attrition, as evidenced by the fact that only 13 of the original 386 participants in this study completed surveys  ... 
doi:10.5860/crl.77.5.614 fatcat:3a75vwjw5bcgtk67xz5c2zmwnu

Information Literacy Course Yields Mixed Effects on Undergraduate Acceptance of the University Library Portal

Heather Coates
2016 Evidence Based Library and Information Practice  
Objective – To determine the effects over time of a 3-credit semester-long undergraduate information literacy course on student perception and use of the library web portal.  ...  Overall, the course had a positive effect on students' perception of usefulness (PU) and ease of use (PEOU), as well as usage of the library portal.  ...  Methods -A longitudinal survey was conducted by administering a questionnaire to students at three different points in time: prior to instruction, near the end of the course (after receiving instruction  ... 
doi:10.18438/b8h059 fatcat:rg6voicjsned3a3p64sc2kbg7q

Aligning Circulation Policies with Student Needs and Collection Value: A Historic Comparison of Trends in Academic Art Libraries

Sarah Carter
2016 Art Documentation  
Carter, Sarah, "Aligning circulation policies with student needs and collection value : a historic comparison of trends in academic art libraries." (2016). Faculty Scholarship. 334.  ...  Data from a survey of sixty-nine libraries is discussed in comparison with a similar survey implemented twenty years prior.  ...  Figure 3 . 3 Longitudinal comparison of loan length to graduate students. Figure 4 . 4 Longitudinal comparison of loan length to undergraduate students.  ... 
doi:10.1086/688727 fatcat:35xlzsc6w5czxiowumadhx5wca

Assessing the Undergraduates' Use of the University Library

Gorham Lane
1966 College and Research Libraries  
An academic library deserves to be appraised in terms of the use made of it by undergraduates.  ...  In an effort to apply these terms four studies were conducted in a specific library to determine what students did there and to analyze their long-term withdrawal of books.  ...  The third study investigated the longterm withdrawal of books from the general collection by undergraduates. 3 Starting in the fall of 1961, for a period of two years, personnel of the library checked  ... 
doi:10.5860/crl_27_04_277 fatcat:vst4thokd5firpp432wpg3vtwm

The Impact of Academic Library Resources on Undergraduates' Degree Completion

Krista Soria, Jan Fransen
2017 College and Research Libraries  
First-year students who used electronic resources and books also had significantly improved odds of graduation over withdrawing, while students who used electronic books and took a library instruction  ...  The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of first-year undergraduates' (n = 5,368) use of academic library resources in their first year on their degree completion or continued enrollment after  ...  Library instruction and early undergraduate student use of databases, e-journals, or print collections may appear to primarily have short-term benefits, but library use also has a longitudinal impact,  ... 
doi:10.5860/crl.78.6.812 fatcat:ynu7c3px2ncepbwtwwqedxhija

Academic library non/low use and undergraduate student achievement

Deborah Goodall, David Pattern
2011 Library Management  
Academic library non/low use and undergraduate student achievement: a preliminary report of research in progress.  ...  Approach: Three sets of data -use of electronic resources, book loans, and visits to the library -when represented graphically show consistent amounts of no and low use at campus, academic school, degree-type  ...  Students and Books (Mann, 1974) synthesised the UK evidence for low and non use of academic libraries by undergraduate students and questioned the use of books by students in a wider perspective than  ... 
doi:10.1108/01435121111112871 fatcat:ysjypwcilrbs5byujsh6wbbqcq

What Students Want: Generation Y and the Changing Function of the Academic Library

Susan Gardner, Susanna Eng
2005 portal: Libraries and the Academy  
This article presents the results of a 2003 undergraduate library user survey as a case study of Generation Y.  ...  Survey data support four main traits attributed to Generation Y, which are discussed within the context of library use and satisfaction.  ...  use. 7 A longitudinal study of undergraduate libraries found that between 1974 and 1994 circulation figures for monographs decreased by 66 percent, and it seems this trend is continuing into the next  ... 
doi:10.1353/pla.2005.0034 fatcat:djukl4rgh5ebjjuuqdj5gyzcyu

Cognitive economy and satisficing in information seeking: A longitudinal study of undergraduate information behavior

Claire Warwick, Jon Rimmer, Ann Blandford, Jeremy Gow, George Buchanan
2009 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
Please consult the full DRO policy for further details. Abstract This paper reports on a longitudinal study of information seeking by undergraduate Information Management students.  ...  2009), Cognitive economy and satiscing in information seeking: A longitudinal study of undergraduate information behavior.  ...  Acknowledgements This project was funded by EPSRC grant GR/S84798. We thank all of the students who took part in our studies.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.21179 fatcat:nwtpzauqoff2ldpcnjvv77n3vy

Students' information behaviour and the role of academic library

Darko Lacović
2015 Libellarium: Journal for the Research of Writing, Books, and Cultural Heritage Institutions  
The aim of these studies was to identify information needs, sources, and types of library use by the university students from various disciplinary fields.  ...  Moreover, further studies should explore factors that affect students' library use, and identify significance of the library instruction in improving academic library services for users.  ...  In the longitudinal study Whitmire examined the differences in library use by the undergraduate students at different class levels and findings indicated that library use was low in first, second and third  ... 
doi:10.15291/libellarium.v7i1.202 fatcat:hjcxv2uqqzfgthoswmgnktlhl4

Impact of the use of library course for undergraduates' better usage of library resources in Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan: A study

Stanley Unuabor, Godsent Oseghale
2018 African Educational Research Journal  
The major focus of study was to ascertain how undergraduates in the Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan use the library and its resources in spite of the user education given to them.  ...  Failure to accord Use of Library the status of a full-fledged GENERAL STUDIES (GES) course was found as the most significant factor limiting effectiveness of user education programme through the Use of  ...  Undergraduates and faculty members were reported by Whitmore (2001) , in his longitudinal study of undergraduate academic library experiences found that undergraduate students used the online or card  ... 
doi:10.30918/aerj.63.18.059 fatcat:tcicytdlyvc5lfvliumv4qqbyi

Information Literacy and Retention: A Case Study of the Value of the Library

Amy Jo Catalano, Sharon Rose Phillips
2016 Evidence Based Library and Information Practice  
that required library resources and an individual's use of library books throughout their academic career demonstrated significant, positive relationships with whether a student passed the information  ...  Methods - The researchers administered a standardized IL test to 455 graduate and undergraduate students in multiple disciplines.  ...  The program, a cornerstone of ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries initiative, is made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  ... 
doi:10.18438/b82k7w fatcat:7ykftodwyncinax73sqxdu2hie

Academic library performance measures and undergraduates' library use and educational outcomes

Ethelene Whitmire
2002 Library & Information Science Research  
This study investigated the relationship between an institution's academic library performance measures and undergraduates' library use and educational outcomes.  ...  Greater utilization of academic library services had a negative relationship with undergraduate library use at two institutional types.  ...  These findings are consistent with a longitudinal study by Whitmire (2001b) , which examined factors related to undergraduates' library use.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0740-8188(02)00108-1 fatcat:ymrko4pc2va6xm3hzz4iilpizy

Previous Experiences of University New Entrants' School Library Usage: with Reference to Veterinary Medical Students, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

S. Weerasinghe
2020 Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka  
Findings further demonstrated that most of the students (98%) had borrowed books from the school library while only few students (13%) had used the catalog for information retrieval.  ...  It was observed that 73% of the students had visited the school library once a week or few days a week.  ...  In a related study, Whitmire (2001) conducted a longitudinal study to investigate factors influencing undergraduates to use the academic library during the first three years of college.  ... 
doi:10.4038/jula.v23i2.8014 fatcat:eh6uztib6vc4zfg5fl3f6gcp2y
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