Staff note: Scott publication
Mitchell Scott, academic librarian in the Cofrin Library, had an article published in the most recent issue of Journal of Access Services. The article, titled “Interlibrary Loan Article Use and User GPA: Findings and Implications for Library Services,” describes research Scott did in comparing the academic achievement of interlibrary loan (ILL) users to that of non-ILL users. While the study provided important local insight into ILL use and the demographics of ILL uses (class rank, major), it uncovered a rather minor overall GPA difference, .20 GPA points, between ILL users and non-ILL users. However, when the data was broken down by number of ILL requests there were larger GPA differences between groups.