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Library Impact Study

Library Impact Study

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between undergraduate student success measures (GPA and retention rates) and use of Library collections and services. As part of this study, we are examining undergraduate students' use of Library service desks. 

After reading the informed consent form, undergraduate students will be asked to tap their student ID on the card reader. By tapping on the reader, they will authorize consent to have their student identification number recorded and to release their demographic and GPA data to this study as part of Library service desk use. The demographic data that will be included is: level, school of enrollment; major; gender; ethnicity; term GPA and cumulative GPA; and enrollment status for the subsequent semester.

This card swipe allows us to record:

  • Student ID number
  • The date, time and location of your interaction with the Library

The Library is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of user data in compliance with state and federal law, University policies and professional standards (e.g. the American Library Association).

The Library Impact Study [1416514-1] has received an Exempt review by the University of Delaware Institutional Review Board.