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Library Use and Undergraduate Student Outcomes: New Evidence for Students’ Retention and Academic Success
Soria, Krista; Fransen, Jan; Nackerud, Shane (2013)
 

Title 
Library Use and Undergraduate Student Outcomes: New Evidence for Students’ Retention and Academic Success

Issue Date
2013-01-24

Type
Article

Abstract
Academic libraries, like other university departments, are being asked to demonstrate their value to the institution. This study discusses the impact library usage has on the retention and academic success of first-time, first year undergraduate students at a large, public research university. Usage statistics were gathered at the University of Minnesota during the Fall 2011 semester for thirteen library access points. Analysis of the data suggests first-time, first-year undergraduate students who use the library have a higher GPA for their first semester and higher retention from fall to spring than non-library users.

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Other Identifier(s)
issn: 1531-2542
other: 1530-7131

Suggested Citation
Soria, Krista; Fransen, Jan; Nackerud, Shane. (2013). Library Use and Undergraduate Student Outcomes: New Evidence for Students’ Retention and Academic Success. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://purl.umn.edu/143312.


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