Current Trends in Research on the Role of University Libraries in Students’ Academic Success: a Review

  • Cristina Florica SELICEAN Faculty of Horticulture and Business in Rural Development, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Calea Mănăștur 3-5, Cluj-Napoca, 400372
  • Marioara ILEA Faculty of Horticulture and Businesses in Rural Development, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, 3-5 Mănăștur Street, 400372 Cluj-Napoca
Keywords: academic library, library impact, student success

Abstract

The student’s academic success is considered as a measure of institution’s performance and their departments, therefore also of the libraries. The purpose of this paper is to review the literature to determine the impact of university libraries on student’s academic success. A four-step literature review methodology was performed. The search was made in Web of Science Core Collection and Google Academic databases. The most used elements to measure this success were: grade point average, semester grades and retention. The most used library services were: borrowing, information literacy, library visit, computer login and library website login. The literature analyzed in this research shows that university libraries have a clear positive impact on the student’s academic success. Also, they have a role in maintaining academic integrity and promote nine Sustainable Development Goals. Libraries embrace all aspects of sustainability. However, the focus is on environmental aspects. The importance given to this subject increases starting from 2017. Another aspect that should be mentioned is that there are no articles that came from the Central and Eastern Europe region.

Published
2024-05-15