Michalak, R. & Rysavy, M. (2019). Learning what they want: Chinese students’ perceptions of electronic library services. ACRL 2019. (contributed paper).


Many studies have explored why and how college students have utilized academic libraries’ physical and electronic services. With increased enrollment of international students worldwide in the past 12 years, a greater number of studies have explored how and why international students have utilized academic libraries’ physical and/or electronic services, but few studies analyzed their responses as one homogeneous group in regard to services provided to them as distance learners. The international Chinese business students (n=54) who responded to this study reported that the most important library service to them was Personal Study Area (4.41).

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