May 17, 2022

New Journal Preprint: “Autism and the Academic Library: A Study of Online Communication”

The following research article (preprint) was recently posted on the College & Research Libraries (C&RL) website.


Autism and the Academic Library: A Study of Online Communication


Amelia Anderson
Florida State University


Anticipated Publication Data: September 1, 2018


Increased prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnoses within the general population is reflected in the growing number of college and university students with ASD. This exploratory study used an unobtrusive qualitative content analysis design to explore the experiences of students with ASD in academic libraries. It seeks to understand their questions and concerns, as well as their experiences in utilizing the library and library resources. Using the social model of disability studies, this study allows for voices of students with ASD to be presented in their own words, not through the perceptions of parents, caregivers, faculty, or staff.

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