Measuring Library Impact at DBS
PublisherDBS Library Annual Seminar
SubjectLibrary Science; Library Impact; Metrics
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AbstractAcademic libraries need new methods of demonstrating their value to their institutions and their patrons. One potential method is to investigate a link between library usage and student attainment. This presentation describes some work undertaken in DBS library looking at the possible effect of a number of library usage criteria on the final exam grade achieved by final-year degree students. A correlation was found between final exam grade library borrowing, off-campus resource usage, printing from Moodle and final exam grade. In addition, mandatory attendance at a information skills class increased library borrowing and off-campus electronic resource usage. The result indicate that there may be a link between information literacy instruction and better exam results mediated by increased library awareness and library usage.
DescriptionA presentation made at the DBS Annual Library Seminar 2015.
CitationHughes, D. (2015) ‘Measuring Library Impact at DBS: The DBS Library Experience’, in. DBS Library Annual Seminar, Dublin, 12 June.
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