May 16, 2022

Journal Article: “Academic Libraries and Writing Centers: Collaborations at US Public Research Universities”

The article linked below was recently published by the School of Information Student Research Journal.


Academic Libraries and Writing Centers: Collaborations at US Public Research Universities Public Research Universities


Mary K. Bolin
University of Nebraska—Lincoln Libraries
San Jose State University


School of Information Student Research Journal, 11(2)
DOI: 10.31979/2575-2499.110202


The websites of 71 US research universities were the source of data on the relationship of academic libraries and campus writing centers, which provide support for developing written communication skills. All 71 institutions have writing centers, generally administered by the academic success operation, the English department, or a college such as arts and sciences. Just under half (n=35) of the institutions have a writing center located in the library. In 16 of those institutions, the library is the only location of the writing center. The general issues of academic success and “library as place,” as well as the space that was gained by weeding and storage of print collections, has led to this and other opportunities for collaboration between academic libraries and other campus units, part of the ongoing transformation of library organizations and their programs and services.

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12 pages; PDF.

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