The Role of the Library in the Undergraduate Experience: A Case Study at Duke University's Lilly Library
This study's purpose is to gain a better understanding of the role of the academic library in the overall collegiate experience of undergraduate students. Ten undergraduate students at Duke University were interviewed regarding their use of Lilly Library, a branch library with a primarily undergraduate clientele. Their responses were coded and analyzed to determine trends in their use of and attitudes toward the library. By examining why and how students use the library as an academic and community space in ways that are not necessarily observable by librarians, the profession can better meet the needs of this important user group.
School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:college and university libraries north carolina undergraduate use studies
Date of Publication:10/06/0004