Keywords

course reserve, student survey, textbook affordability, library users, academic libraries, user experience, information-seeking behavior

Abstract

A group of researchers from an academic library surveyed students to understand how and why the members of their community use course reserve services. Students were happy with the service and used it as a replacement for purchasing textbooks. Frequent users requested more textbook offerings, and both users and nonusers indicated a need for increased promotion of the service. Users provided specific suggestions for improvement that should be examined. Findings illustrated the value of course reserve services as a way to help students with college affordability and to support instruction and learning.

Original Publication Citation

Foster, Sara, et al. "The User Experience: Student Perspectives on Library Course Reserve." The Journal of Academic Librarianship, vol. 49, no. 2, 2023, pp. 102635, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0099133322001513, doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2022.102635.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2022-11-21

Publisher

Journal of Academic Librarianship

Language

English

College

Harold B. Lee Library

University Standing at Time of Publication

Staff/Researcher

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