Croxton, R. A., & Moore, A. C. (2019). From matriculation to graduation : alignment of library data with university metrics to quantify library value. Recasting The Narrative : Cleveland, Ohio, April 10-13, 2019 : Conference Proceedings.
To determine which engagement factors contribute to student success at a large, public, research university in the southeast, the university library, along with representatives from Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and other academic and support units across campus have agreed to collaborate in the alignment and analysis of student data and to contribute their data to a repository that will enable longitudinal study. The study indicates that library, cocurricular, and extracurricular activities have a significant and positive impact on student success in terms of GPA and credit hour completion rates. The model developed for this study is one that is easily transferable to other organizations.