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https://doi.org/10.15291/libellarium.v0i0.235

The role of modern academic libraries: survey of perceptions and experiences of graduate students of social sciences and humanities

Gordana Gašo orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-5589-9792 ; Sveučilište J. J. Strossmayera u Osijeku, Filozofski fakultet, Knjižnica
Sanjica Faletar Tanacković orcid id orcid.org/0000-0001-7387-6458 ; Sveučilište J. J. Strossmayera u Osijeku, Filozofski fakultet, Odsjek za informacijske znanosti
Milijana Mičunović ; Sveučilište J. J. Strossmayera u Osijeku, Filozofski fakultet, Odsjek za informacijske znanosti


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Sažetak

Contemporary academic libraries have experienced profound changes lately under the influence of information and communication technology and changed approaches to teaching and learning. If academic libraries are to remain integral parts of the educational experience of students, librarians and managers of academic institutions need to rethink their physical and virtual spaces and services. The paper presents the results of a survey which aimed to investigate the perceptions and experiences of graduate students of humanities and social sciences regarding physical and virtual library spaces and services, and to assess their satisfaction with them. The results of the study show that the largest number of respondents use their academic library regularly (several times per month or week) and that more than half consider physical library spaces and services important for their successful learning. Interestingly, students reported that electronic library sources are more important to them than physical library spaces and services, although they prefer print material over electronic sources of information. Respondents had split opinions regarding their favourite learning place in the library: slightly more respondents preferred silent reading rooms over the group study rooms. The study has shown that the perception and use of academic libraries is influenced by gender, academic success and personal approach to studying.

Ključne riječi

academic libraries, graduate students, physical space, library services, e-sources, social sciences and humanities, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek

Hrčak ID:

168544

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/168544

Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

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