Project Information Literacy released a report of students’ behavior in academic library around exams time.
At the same time, we are deeply concerned by how few respondents said they had availed themselves of many of the library’s resources and services. For many students, the real allure of the library is as a place of refuge and not as a direct source of information and support.
I’ve heard this a lot anecdotally but here’s some hard data. It is worth a read, in particular because you can use it – knowledge about real student behavior – to think of ways to better meet student needs.
Download How College Students Manage Technology While in the Library during Crunch Time [6MB PDF].