What students really do in libraries

There is an interesting paper published in The Reference Librarian which investigates what American College students spend their time doing when in the library. The findings include: reading print material (18.8%), perusing social media (11.4%), visiting non-educational websites (9.3%), viewing online library materials (5.9%), working collaboratively (5.6%), texting (4.1%), reading news websites (2.6%), watching YouTube videos (2.1%), shopping online (1.1%), and sleeping (0.7%).

Since this is an observational study, the authors seem unable to determine whether all (or most) of these activities are related to course assignments.

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Ramonita said…
This is awesome!

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