May 16, 2022

Journal Article: “Native American Student Experiences of the Academic Library”

The article linked below was recently published by College & Research Libraries (C&RL).

Title

Native American Student Experiences of the Academic Library

Author

Rosalind Bucy
University of Nevada, Reno Libraries

Source

College & Research Libraries (C&RL)
Vol 83, No 3 (2022)

DOI: 10.5860/crl.83.3.416

Abstract

Native Americans are underrepresented in higher education; and, while considerable research examines Native student persistence, the role of academic libraries in their experiences has received little attention. This study proposes to investigate Native American undergraduate students’ library experiences, needs, and perceptions. Qualitative interviews explored Native student perspectives on library services, space, and culture. Findings suggest that core library services are important to Native students, that visible representation of Native Americans contributes to a sense of belonging, and that Native student identity has varied significance for library use. This study has implications for librarians seeking to improve services for Native students.

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