Library Rx: Measuring and Treating Library Anxiety

$35.00
ALA Member: 
$ 31.50
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-8499-4
Published: 
2009
Publisher: 
ACRL
Pages: 
112
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
AP Categories: 
P, I
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Authors

Library Rx presents research findings on library anxiety in college and university students. There is strong evidence that library anxiety has a negative impact on undergraduate student performance. This books reviews research in this arena, describes discoveries of a research project on library anxiety, and presents ideas for the treatment of library anxiety.

Treatments tested and presented include traditional bibliographic instruction, online tutorials, and one-on-one teaching moments as compared to no library intervention. Using statistical analysis, the effectiveness of the various treatment methods presented. In addition, anecdotal evidence of library initiatives and events used to reduce library anxiety is provided.


Acknowledgement
Introduction
Chapter 1. Library Anxiety and Library Instruction: A Review of the Literature
Chapter 2. The Millennial Generation
Chapter 3. SRU Research Project: Purpose, Design and Methodology
Chapter 4. SRU Research Project: Results and Discussion
Chapter 5. Treatment Beyond our Research
Chapter 6. A Library Anxiety Research Agenda for the Future
Conclusion
Appendix A. Methodology and the Ordered Logit Model
Appendix B. Coefficient Tables
Appendix C. ANOVA Results for 2007 Full Sample
Appendix D. Demographics of Students Sampled References

Martina Malvasi

Martina Malvasi is Assistant Professor, Systems/Health Sciences Librarian, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

Catherine Rudowsky

Catherine Rudowsky is Assistant Professor, Business/Outreach Librarian, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

Jesus M. Valencia

Jesus M. Valencia is Assistant Professor, School of Business – Economics & Finance, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.