The study of college student employment and its effects on retention, academics, and student satisfaction is not new and yet has come to varying conclusions; also, very little has been reviewed on what impact a student’s place of employment may have on their academics. This research examines student employees at a college library and how that specific type of employment has impacted the academic success of those employees. The study used a combination of data, comparing their cumulative grade point average with survey results asking about their perception of the effect library employment had on their academics. The overwhelming majority of students felt that library employment had a positive impact on their academics and this perception was confirmed by their collective, average GPAs when compared to that of their peers. This research expands the knowledge not only in the potential impact of place on academics but also in how college libraries perceive their impact upon student employees and the benefits of such employment.
McCoy, Erin H.
"Academic Performance among Student Library Employees: How Library Employment Impacts Grade Point Average and Perception of Success,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 54
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol54/iss1/3