Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Library

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.

Publication Year

2011

Journal Title

College and Research Libraries

Volume number

72

Issue number

4

Publisher

American Library Association

First Page (page number)

361

Last Page (page number)

370

Referreed

1

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5860/crl-129

ISSN (print)

0010-0870

Link to Publisher’s Edition

http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16168

Keywords

Academic LibrarianshipGPALibrary Assessment

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