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CCSSE - Support for Academic Library Survey Content: Student Retention and Academic Libraries

The CCSSE/SALSC guide supports the Center's initiative for academic library content for the nationally known and respected CCSSE surveys. As such, it includes references on assessment and value information as well as ideas for marketing completed surveys.

Resources - Student Retention

Resources on student retention in general

Astin, A. W. (1975). Preventing Students from Dropping Out. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Tinto, V. (1987). Leaving college: Rethinking the causes and cures of student attrition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Resources directly related to libraries and student retention

Barkey, P. (1965). Patterns of Student Use of a College Library. College & Research Library 20(2), 115-118.

Bell, S.J. (September, 2008). Keeping Them Enrolled: How Academic Libraries Contribute to Student Retention. Library Issues: Briefings for Faculty and Administrators 29(1), 1-4.

Blackburn, H. (June 06, 2010). Shhh! No Talking about Retention in the Library! Education Libraries, 33(1), 24-30.

Breivik, P. S. (1974). Effects of Library-Based Instruction in the Academic Success of Disadvantaged College Freshmen. [Doctoral Dissertation]. (UMI No. 7505206).

Collins, E. (July 10, 2012). Library usage and dropping out. Library Impact Data Project. Retrieved from

Emmons, M., & Wilkinson, F. C. (March 01, 2011). The academic library impact on student persistence. College and Research Libraries, 72(2), 128-149.

Hamrick, F. A., Schuh, J. H., & Shelley, M. C. (2004). Predicting Higher Education Graduation Rates From Institutional Characteristics and Resource Allocation. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 12(9), 1-24.

Knapp, J. A., Rowland, N. J., & Charles, E. P. (forthcoming, 2014). Retaining Students by Embedding Librarians into Undergraduate Research Experiences. Reference Services Review, 42(1).

Knapp, P. B. (1966). The Montieth College Library Experiment. New York: Scarecrow Press.

Kraemer, B. A. (1997). The Academic and Social Integration of Hispanic Students into College. Review of Higher Education, 20(2), 163-179.

Kramer, L.A., & Kamer, M. B. (1968). The College Library and the Drop-out. College & Research Libraries, 29(4), 310-312.

Kuh, G. D., & Gonyea, R. M. (July 01, 2003). The Role of the Academic Library in Promoting Student Engagement in Learning. College & Research Libraries, 64(4), 256-82.

Mallinckrodt, B., & Sedlacek, W. E. (1987). Student Retention and the Use of Campus Facilities by Race. NASPA Journal , 24(3), 28-32.

Mezick, E.M. (2007). Return on Investment: Libraries and Student Retention. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 33(5), 561-566.

Miller, W. (2013). Libraries and Student Success. Library Issues: Briefings for Faculty and Administrators, 34(2), 1-4.

Pagowsky, N., & Hammond, J. (November 01, 2012). A programmatic approach: Systematically tying the library to student retention efforts on campus. College and Research Libraries News, 73(10), 582.

Soria, K. M., Fransen, J., & Nackerud, S. (January 2014). Stacks, Serials, Search Engines, and Students' Success: First-Year Undergraduate Students' Library Use, Academic Achievement, and Retention. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 40(1), 84-91.



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