Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Library

Language

English

Abstract

Academic libraries must demonstrate empirically that library usage does contribute positively to student academic performance and, thereby, to the university’s effectiveness. While customary academic library assessment practices may not be sufficient for this purpose, the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Library undertook an experimental project, which intended to establish a mathematical correlation between student library material usage and their cumulative grade point average (GPA). Taking 2007 to 2009 graduates as samples, with 8,701 pairs of data, the HKBU Library was able to demonstrate its impact on student learning outcomes.

Keywords

Academic LibrarianshipGPALibrary Assessment

Publication Date

2011

Source Publication Title

College and Research Libraries

Volume

72

Issue

4

Start Page

361

End Page

370

Publisher

American Library Association

Peer Reviewed

1

DOI

10.5860/crl-129

ISSN (print)

00100870

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