November 29, 2015

New Research Article: “Measuring The Impact Of Library Instruction On Freshmen Success And Persistence: A Quantitative Analysis”

The following full text article appears in the latest issue of Communications in Information Literacy, Vol 6, No 1 (2012).


Measuring The Impact Of Library Instruction On Freshmen Success And Persistence: A Quantitative Analysis


Jason M. Vance
Middle Tennessee State University

Rachel Kirk
Middle Tennessee State University

Justin G. Gardner
Middle Tennessee State University


This study examines the relationship between formal library instruction and undergraduate student performance and persistence in higher education. Researchers analyzed two years of academic and demographic data collected from first-time freshmen at Middle Tennessee State University in an attempt to quantify the effect of librarian-led one-shot classroom instruction on students’ grade point averages and their likelihood of returning to school for the sophomore year.

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