4 Reasons Why the Library Should Affect Your College Choice – US News and World Report

I had to post this from US News.com.

4 Reasons Why the Library Should Affect Your College Choice – US News and World Report.

If you talk to a college admissions officer or a high school guidance counselor about things to do when you visit a college campus, one of the first things they say is to visit the libraries on campus. Bring a book or some schoolwork, sit down, and soak up the environment.  Can you see yourself there for four years?

“The library is the backbone of a college or university’s academic environment,” says Kelly Alice Robinson, career information services manager at the Career Center Library at Boston College.

Not only is the actual physical library one of the main spots where college students go to get work done (and socialize), it’s also a useful resource of a wide range of information and services, she says. And that doesn’t even scratch the surface of the digital capabilities that many library systems possess. U.S. News spoke to a handful of experienced librarians from colleges to find out what prospective students—and their parents—should look for when they check out a prospective school’s library…

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on June 25, 2010, in Education, Libraries and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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