The Role of the Library in the Undergraduate Experience: A Case Study at Duke University's Lilly Library

by Silton, Katherine T.

Abstract (Summary)
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.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:David Carr

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

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