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RE-246393-OLS-20

Simmons University
Fiscal Year: 
2020
Award: 
$140,834.00
City: 
Boston
State: 
MA
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Program Categories: 
LB21 - Community Catalysts

In this early career development project, Dr. Rebecca Davis will research African American undergraduates' experience and use of academic libraries to inform research-based decisions for resource and service provision to this historically marginalized community. The study will interview students from four institutions to answer the following questions: To what extent do African American students use academic library resources? Which library services and resources are African American students most and least likely to use, and why? The research findings will make libraries and librarians aware of how and why African American undergraduate students use (or don't use) the academic library and help academic librarians create services, outreach, and resources to better serve their African American communities.

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