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Libraries contribute to student success

Posted: Monday 19 June 2017

Its official! Working with the library has tangible benefits for your students.

Students benefit from library instruction in their initial coursework. Information literacy instruction provided to students during their initial coursework helps them perform better in their courses than students who do not.

 Collaborative academic programs and services involving the library enhance student learning. Academic library partnerships with other campus units, such as the writing center, academic enrichment, and speech lab, yield positive benefits for students (e.g., higher grades, academic confidence, retention).

Information literacy instruction strengthens general education outcomes. Library instruction improves students’ achievement of institutional core competencies and general education outcomes such as inquiry-based and problem-solving learning, including effective identification and use of information, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and civic engagement.
(American Library Association, 2017)

ALA American Library Association. (2017). ALA member news. Retrieved from

Contact your liaison librarian to discuss how we can collaborate with you to improve your students’ learning experience and their skills in finding, critically evaluating and using information.

Business / FOST / FedUni TAFE

Clare Duffy / / ext. 9276

Xandria Hughes / / ext. 26875


Myles Strous / / ext. 26298

Marian Chivers / / ext. 8243

FEA / Fed College

Peggy Hsu / / ext.9589

Debbie Leatham / / ext. 28483

Berwick Campus

Carlie Nekrasov / / ext. 6983

Contact Cheryl Claridge
Team Leader, Research, Learning & Liaison Services.
03 53279263
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