College Libraries and Student Culture: What We Now Know
In 2008, the editors led a 2-year study of a selection of students at five colleges in Illinois to assess how students approach libraries and research. Using anthropology and ethnography as the basis of their method, the researchers examined faculty, student, and librarian attitudes to research and learning, barriers to research, and the experiences of different types of students. Analysis of the different findings from the study is described, as are the libraries' responses in the form of planned changes to improve. Supporting the research efforts of Hispanic college students and an analysis of the experience of first-generation college students are the subjects of separate chapters. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
American Library Association
College libraries, college students, library usage
Library and Information Science | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social and Cultural Anthropology
Duke, Lynda M. and Asher, Andrew D., "College Libraries and Student Culture: What We Now Know" (2011). IWU Authors Bookshelf. 7.