First-year college students’ library experience and its impact on their perceptions of academics during the pandemic
journal contributionposted on 19.08.2022, 18:45 authored by Jung Mi ScoulasJung Mi Scoulas
How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect first-year college students’ library experience and how did their experience affect their GPA? By employing both quantitative and qualitative data collected at a public research university during spring 2021, this article found that first-year students rarely used the physical library, used the online library more often than other undergraduates, perceived the library as having a positive impact on their coursework, and determined that the online library resources and services were a primary contributor to their academic performance. Recommendations on how to improve library service and avenues for future research are provided.