TITLE

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS' EXPERIENCES OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES AND LIBRARIANS

AUTHOR(S)
Hughes, Hilary
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Australian Academic & Research Libraries;Jun2010, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p77
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
International students constitute a significant proportion of the Australian university population, and thus of the university library-using population. Drawing on qualitative research findings, this paper discusses the library-related experiences and perceptions of international students at two Australian universities. While the students' previous library use was limited, at their host university they experienced challenges using the library, often associated with unfamiliarity. However, they generally viewed their Australian university library and library staff in a positive light. The findings support recommendations for developing library professionals' awareness of international students' and their library use.
ACCESSION #
54389933

 

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