ACRL 2021: Ascending Into an Open Future
This poster will share the results from a three-year study that investigated correlations between student participation in library instruction and student academic achievement. Using rigorous research practice and acknowledging ethical concerns by use of an in-depth student consent process, the researchers will share their findings regarding the relationships that exist between student participation in library instruction and completion of course for which instruction was attended and the relationships between student participation in library instruction and their grade in course. Additionally, the researchers will share the unexpected, but interesting finding related to student withdrawal rates. Finally, the researchers will include information about their informed consent process, which was used as an opportunity to educate students about the data that the University collects about them, and how this influenced student decisions to participate in the study.
Wittkower, Lucinda R. and McInnis, Joleen Westerdale, "Strengthening the Connections Between Library Instruction and Student Success" (2021). Libraries Faculty & Staff Presentations. 16.