May 18, 2022

Journal Article: “The Impact of Library Instruction on Undergraduate Student Success: A Four-Year Study”

The following article was published today by College & Research Libraries (C&RL).


The Impact of Library Instruction on Undergraduate Student Success: A Four-Year Study


Jennifer Rowe
University of North Texas

Julie Leuzinger
University of North Texas

Carol Hargis
University of North Texas

Karen R. Harker
University of North Texas


College & Research Libraries (C&RL)
Vol 82, No 1
DOI: 10.5860/crl.82.1.7


During a four-year period, librarians collected student data by card-swiping undergraduate students who attended one of the core English composition class-based one-shot instruction sessions provided at a large state-supported doctoral-granting university. Data for students who attended library instruction was anonymized and compared to the same data points for students who were enrolled in the English class but did not attend library instruction. The authors compared student success indicators for the control and treatment groups (GPA, pass or fail status in course, and retention) and found a positive correlation between attending library instruction and student success.

Source: 10.5860/crl.82.1.7

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