Document Type

Journal Article

Department/ Unit

Library

Abstract

Academic libraries devote considerable human resources in delivering library instruction programs. This study attempts to determine if these instructional efforts have any measurable effect on student performance in terms of overall grades. Library workshop attendance and graduation GPA of over 8,000 students was analyzed at Hong Kong Baptist University. It was found that, if more than one or two library workshops were offered to students within the course of their program, there was a higher tendency of workshop attendance having a positive impact on final GPA. The results indicate that library instruction has a direct correlation with student performance, but only if a certain minimum amount of instruction is provided.

Publication Year

2011

Journal Title

College and Research Libraries

Volume number

72

Issue number

5

Publisher

American Library Association

First Page (page number)

464

Last Page (page number)

473

Referreed

1

ISSN (print)

0010-0870

Link to Publisher’s Edition

http://crl.acrl.org/content/72/5/464.full.pdf+html

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