Love My LibraryPosted: July 17, 2015
Your library gives you such a great advantage with study – and we mean more than just the books!
Are you new to university study? Please come in and see the amazing people at the library counter to help guide and direct you to all the services the library offers.
Workshops that include Strategies for study at university, Academic Writing, Getting ready to research, Reading and note-taking and Referencing. All these workshops are there to help you start your degree with the best chance to finish. Research suggests the more a first-year undergraduate is involved with their library, the higher their grades and are more likely to keep studying1.
Griffith students gave an overwhelming positive response to our workshops and consultations with 97% felt the work shops helped with their studies and 92% said they would recommend library workshops to others. Evidence also suggests that students who use their libraries are also more likely to outperform those who do not2.
1Krista, S., Fransen, J., & Nackerud, S. (2013). Library use and undergraduate student outcomes: new evidence for student’s retention and academic success. Libraries and the Academy, 13(2), 147-64. doi: 10.1353/pla.2013.0010
2 Jantti, M. & Cox, B. (2013). Measuring the Value of Library Resources and Student Academic Performance through Relational Datasets. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8(2), 163-171.