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Title:LIS Graduate Students as Library Users: a Survey Study
Author(s):Tracy, Daniel G.; Searing, Susan E.
Subject(s):library and information science students
library use patterns
graduate students
user surveys
Abstract:Library and information science (LIS) students at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, were surveyed to ascertain their patterns of library use and their perceptions of the value of various library services. The data reveals similarities and differences to previously studied general graduate student populations, at both Illinois and other universities. The analysis highlights differences between distance and on-campus students, an important division in LIS professional education. Beyond the utility of the findings for understanding the information needs and behaviors of the target population, the study sheds light on pre-professional LIS students’ use of libraries and their attitudes towards services they are being trained to provide.
Issue Date:2014
Citation Info:Tracy, Daniel G., & Searing, Susan E. (2014). LIS Graduate Students as Library Users: A Survey Study. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(3–4), 367–378. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2014.05.004
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-08-01

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