Academic libraries, like other academic departments, are developing strategies to retain students given the high cost of withdrawing to both students and institutions. The relatively few empirical studies of college libraries and retention efforts cite comfortable library facilities, student employment in the library, and inter-departmental partnerships as effective library strategies to prevent attrition. Much of the professional literature on libraries and retention extrapolates what libraries could be doing based on general studies of retention. These empirically-based and theoretical strategies are presented in the form of conceptual map at the end of this review along with a map of institutional stakeholders in a holistic retention strategy.
"Towards a Conceptual Map of Academic Libraries' Role in Student Retention,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 57
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol57/iss1/3