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Godfrey, Ian; Rutledge, Lorelei; Mowdood, Alfred; Reed, Jacob; Bigler, Scott; Soehner, Catherine – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Many universities and colleges focus on student retention and completion as a measure of their success. Publications such as the "Chronicle of Higher Education" carry an increasing number of articles dealing with student retention, success, and completion. Academic libraries support this goal through a wide variety of services, teaching,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, School Holding Power, Library Services, Library Facilities
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Spencer, Mary Ellen; Watstein, Sarah Barbara – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Are today's academic libraries really designed for learning? Do library spaces impact student learning? Intending to spark broader and more informed dialogue about the relationship between the quality of learning and the quality of academic library spaces in higher education, the authors consider the concept of space as service; student learning…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Facilities, Library Services, School Space
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O'Kelly, Mary; Scott-Webber, Lennie; Garrison, Julie; Meyer, Kristin – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This study explores the relationship between architecture and interior space on student engagement at a newly constructed academic library. Using an action, mixed-methods approach with a convenience sample, researchers evaluated 744 photographs, 125 behavioral observations, and six group interviews. Analysis revealed four key attributes of…
Descriptors: Library Facilities, Interior Space, Architecture, Learner Engagement
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Molteni, Valeria E.; Goldman, Crystal; Oulc'hen, Enora – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
The King Library in San José, California, is a unique combination of academic and public library. It serves the diverse populations of the City of San José and San José State University (SJSU). This article provides analysis of data collected in a study on the concept of "library as place" and SJSU students' sense of belonging toward the…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Academic Libraries, Public Libraries, Shared Resources and Services
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Webb, Kathleen M.; Schaller, Molly A.; Hunley, Sawyer A. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2008
The University of Dayton (UD) used a multi-method research approach to evaluate current space use in the library. A general campus survey on study spaces, online library surveys, a week-long video study, and data from the "National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)" were examined to understand student choices in library usage. Results…
Descriptors: Library Facilities, Academic Libraries, Space Utilization, Interior Space
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Saunders, E. Stewart – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2008
Should academic libraries seek to improve general satisfaction with their services, or are some services more important than others? This article asserts that faculty and students mainly want information resources. The research analyzes LibQUAL+[TM] data to determine which other library resources contribute to information satisfaction among users.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, User Needs (Information), User Satisfaction (Information)