Library and Information Science


Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Allendale, Michigan, has found a statistically significant correlation between library instruction and student retention, and also between faculty who invite library instruction and student retention. By putting these findings into the context of both existing literature on the relationship between library use and student success and of established models of effective higher education practices that contribute to student success, a line begins to form between intentional engagement with the library and high-impact practices.


Original Citation:

O’Kelly, M. (2017). Academic Libraries and Student Retention: The Implications for Higher Education. In 2016 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assesment (pp. 485–490). Arlington, VA: Association of Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://libraryassessment.org/archive/conference-proceedings-2016.shtml